There are many ways to point a domain address to an alternative domain or subdomain and one of them is by setting up a CNAME record. In case you own a domain and you have developed a site using some on-line service which supplies you with a service subdomain, you could easily link the two by setting up a CNAME record for your-domain.com that points to subdomain.provider.com. What you're going to achieve as a result is that www.your-domain.com is going to be in the web browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned website from the servers of the third-party provider. It is important to know that if you create a CNAME record, any other records your domain name may have will stop functioning, so you cannot have both a CNAME record pointing to one provider and functioning email addresses with another one. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and frequently further configuration may be necessary with the other provider.
CNAME Records in Shared Hosting
Creating a CNAME record with our Linux shared hosting service is very easy. Our in-house built Hepsia CP features a section committed to the DNS records of your domain addresses, so you can create a new CNAME record for any domain or subdomain hosted within your account in a couple of easy steps. You can find a video tutorial within the same section in which you can see the process first-hand. This feature provides you with various options - if you build a company website on our end, for instance, the workers can use their e-mails with the company domain address, not with the address of our mail server. If you wish to set up an Internet site by using a different provider which offers online web design services, you can easily redirect a domain address hosted here and use it for the website. Last, but not least, in case you have an online store and you have a billing system for http://your-domain.com and/or an SSL certificate, you'll be able to create a CNAME record for the www subdomain and redirect it to the main domain address, so all your clients are going to be forwarded to a secure URL.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you have a semi-dedicated server from our company and you want to create a CNAME record, it will take only a few clicks to complete this task. The plans are handled via our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel in which you will find a section devoted to the DNS records of the domain names and subdomains hosted in the account. To set up a CNAME record, you will only have to choose 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 is going to be active almost right away in our system and will propagate worldwide within a few hours. Changing or deleting an existing CNAME record in the account is equally simple and easy and takes a click. In case you experience any problems, you can go through our comprehensive help article, check out the short video on the subject that we have added in the Control Panel, or you can simply contact us for help.