There are lots of ways to direct a domain address to an alternative domain or subdomain and one of them is by creating a CNAME record. In case you own a domain and you've created a site through some on-line service that provides you with a service subdomain, you could easily link the two by creating a CNAME record for your-domain.com that directs to subdomain.provider.com. What you are going to achieve with this is that www.your-domain.com will be in the web browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned Internet site from the servers of the third-party provider. It is essential to know that if you set up a CNAME record, any other records your domain may have will stop working, so you cannot have both a CNAME record pointing to one company and working e-mail address with a different one. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and in some cases more configuration may be required with the other provider.
CNAME Records in Website Hosting
Setting up a CNAME record using our Linux website hosting services is extremely simple. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel features a section devoted to the DNS records of your domains, so you can set up a new CNAME record for any domain or subdomain hosted within your account in just a few simple steps. You'll find a video tutorial within the same section where you can see the process first-hand. This feature will give you a variety of options - if you build a company website on our end, for example, the staff can use their e-mails with the company domain name, not with the address of our mail server. If you decide to set up a website by using a different provider that offers online web design services, you can easily forward a domain hosted here and use it for the website. Last, but not least, if you have a web-based store and you have a billing system for http://your-domain.com and/or an SSL certificate, you may create a CNAME record for the www subdomain and forward it to the main domain address, so all your clients will be forwarded to a secure URL.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you have a semi-dedicated server through our company and you want to set up a CNAME record, it will require just a few clicks to complete this task. The plans are managed through our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel in which you will discover a section devoted to the DNS records of the domain addresses and subdomains hosted within the account. To set up a CNAME record, you will simply have to pick the record type and the hostname (domain or subdomain), type in where the latter is going to be pointed to and save the modification. The new record will be active almost immediately in our system and will propagate worldwide within a few hours. Changing or deleting an existing CNAME record inside the account is just as simple and takes a click. In case you experience any difficulties, you can go through our in-depth help article, watch the short video on the subject that we have added in the CP, or simply contact us for help.