There are various ways to direct a domain address to an alternative domain or subdomain and one of them is by setting up a CNAME record. If you own a domain and you've set up a website using some on-line service which provides you with a service subdomain, you could easily link the two by setting up a CNAME record for that redirects to What you will achieve in this way is that will be in the browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned site from the servers of the third-party company. It is important to know that if you set up a CNAME record, any other records your domain address may have will stop functioning, so you cannot have both a CNAME record directing to one company and functioning e-mail address with a different one. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and sometimes additional configuration may be required with the other provider.

CNAME Records in Cloud Web Hosting

Creating a CNAME record using our Linux cloud web hosting is quite simple. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel has a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domain names, so you can create a new CNAME record for any domain or subdomain hosted in your account in just a few basic steps. There is also a video tutorial in the same section where you can see the process first-hand. This feature will give you various opportunities - if you create a company website on our end, as an illustration, the employees can use their e-mails with the company domain, not with the address of our mail server. If you want to set up a website through a different provider which offers online web design services, you can easily redirect a domain hosted here and use it for the website. Last, but not least, if you have an online store and you have a billing system for and/or an SSL certificate, you can create a CNAME record for the www subdomain and direct it to the main domain, so all your clients will be forwarded to a secure URL.