There are numerous ways to redirect a domain to another domain or subdomain and one of them is by creating a CNAME record. When you own a domain name and you have set up 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 directs to subdomain.provider.com. What you're going to achieve in this way is that www.your-domain.com will be in the Internet browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned website from the servers of the third-party provider. You should know that if you create a CNAME record, any other records your domain name may have will stop working, so you cannot have both a CNAME record directing to one company and working e-mail address with a different one. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and in some cases further configuration may be necessary with the other company.
CNAME Records in Shared Website Hosting
In case you have a shared website hosting plan from our company and you want to set up a CNAME record, it'll take you a few mouse clicks to get it done. You can access the DNS records for all domain addresses and subdomains hosted within your account via the Hepsia Control Panel included with each plan and adding a new record is as basic as clicking on a button, selecting the type, which is CNAME in this case, entering the actual record value and saving the change. In case you have never added this kind of record before, you will discover a Help section with a detailed video tutorial which you can watch, or you can just contact us and we will aid you with this task. If you have set up an Internet site through another company, you want to use a private URL for your webmail or you want to designate a subdomain for use with the services of a different company, for example Google Apps, all it takes is setting up a CNAME record with a couple of mouse clicks inside your CP.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each of our semi-dedicated server accounts, will enable you to set up a CNAME record without difficulty. If you want to create a private URL for your emails, to redirect a domain address to a subdomain within the account or to forward a domain address to another provider and use some third-party service that they provide, it won't require more than three clicks to create this type of record. All DNS records for the domain names and subdomains hosted within the semi-dedicated account will be listed in a separate section in the CP, so once you're there, all that you will have to do will be to pick the type of the record that you want to create and the hostname for which you are creating it, and then input the actual record text. For your benefit, you can watch a short video within the Control Panel about how to create a CNAME record or you can follow the instructions in the help article, which is available in the DNS records section.