There are lots of ways to redirect a domain to another domain or subdomain and one of them is by creating a CNAME record. If you own a domain and you have created a site through some on-line service which provides you with a service subdomain, you can 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 as a result is that www.your-domain.com is going to be in the Internet browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned Internet site 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 working, so you can't have both a CNAME record directing to one company and working e-mail address with another. 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
In case you have a website hosting plan through our company and you want to set up a CNAME record, it'll take you only a few mouse clicks to get it done. You can access the DNS records for all domains and subdomains hosted inside your account via the Hepsia CP offered with every single plan and adding a new record is as easy as clicking on a button, selecting the type, which is CNAME in this case, typing the actual record value and saving the modification. In case you have never added this kind of record before, we have a Help section with a detailed video tutorial which you can watch, or you can just contact us and we will assist you with this task. If you have set up an Internet site via another company, you want to use a private URL for your webmail or you want to designate a subdomain to be used with the services of a different company, for instance Google Apps, all it takes is creating a CNAME record with a few mouse clicks in your CP.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with each of our semi-dedicated server accounts, will allow you to set up a CNAME record effortlessly. Whether you want to create a private URL for your emails, to forward a domain to a subdomain inside the account or to forward a domain address to another company and use some third-party service which they provide, it's not going to take you more than three clicks to create this sort of record. All DNS records for the domain addresses and subdomains hosted within the semi-dedicated account are going to be listed in a separate section in the Control Panel, so when you are there, all that you will have to do will be to choose the type of the record that you want to create and the hostname for which you are creating it, and then type in the actual record text. For your benefit, you can see a short video within the CP regarding how to create a CNAME record or you can follow the instructions in the help article, which is available in the DNS records section.