There are numerous ways to redirect a domain to another domain or subdomain and one of them is by setting up a CNAME record. When you own a domain name and you have developed a site using some on-line service which provides you with a service subdomain, you could easily link the two by creating a CNAME record for your-domain.com that redirects to subdomain.provider.com. What you'll achieve in this way is that www.your-domain.com will be in the web browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned website from the servers of the third-party provider. It is very 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 pointing to one provider and functioning email addresses with another. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and sometimes more configuration may be necessary with the other company.
CNAME Records in Cloud Web Hosting
If you have a cloud web hosting
plan from our company and you would like to set up a CNAME record, it'll take you just a few clicks to get it done. You can access the DNS records for all domains and subdomains hosted within your account through the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with each and every plan and adding a new record is as basic as clicking on a button, choosing the type, which is CNAME in this case, inputting the actual record value and saving the change. If you have never added this sort of record before, we have a Help section with a detailed video tutorial you can watch, or you can simply contact us and we will aid you with this task. If you have set up a website through another company, you want to use a private URL for your webmail or you wish to designate a subdomain for use with the services of a different provider, for instance Google Apps, all it takes is setting up a CNAME record with a couple of mouse clicks within your Control Panel.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Managing DNS records usually seems to be a tough task to those with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with each semi-dedicated hosting
we provide, is quite simple to use. If you would like to set up a CNAME record for any purpose, all you have to do will be to pick the domain or subdomain that you need, choose the type of record, that will be CNAME in this case, then type the value i.e. the domain name or subdomain you are forwarding to. The process is very simple and you can set up the record in the DNS Records section of the CP. Within the hour the new record will be completely active and within a few hours it's going to propagate all over the world. If you aren't sure what you should do, we've prepared an in depth help article and a short video tutorial concerning how to go about creating a CNAME record and they are both situated in that very same section of Hepsia. Needless to say, you can also get in touch with us for help at any moment.