There are many ways to redirect a domain address to an alternative domain or subdomain and one of them is by creating a CNAME record. In case 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 setting up 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 is going to be in the browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned site from the servers of the third-party company. It is essential to know that if you set up a CNAME record, any other records your domain address may have will stop working, so you can't have both a CNAME record pointing to one company and working e-mail address with another one. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and in some cases further configuration may be needed with the other company.

CNAME Records in Website Hosting

Setting up a CNAME record with our Linux website hosting packages is extremely easy. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel has a section committed to the DNS records of your domains, so you can set up a new CNAME record for any domain or subdomain hosted within your account in only a few simple steps. You will find a video tutorial within the same section where you can see the process first-hand. This feature provides you with a number of options - if you build a company website on our end, for instance, the employees can use their emails with the company domain name, not with the address of our mail server. If you wish to create a site through a different company which offers online web design services, you can easily forward a domain name hosted here and use it for the site. 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 could create a CNAME record for the www subdomain and point it to the main domain name, so all your visitors are going to be forwarded to a secure URL.