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 your-domain.com that redirects to subdomain.provider.com. What you will achieve in this way is that www.your-domain.com 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 http://your-domain.com 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.