There are numerous ways to redirect a domain name to a different domain or subdomain and one of them is by creating a CNAME record. When you own a domain and you've created a site using 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 redirects 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 Internet browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned site from the servers of the third-party provider. It is essential to know that if you create a CNAME record, any other records your domain address may have will stop working, so you can't have both a CNAME record directing to one provider and functioning e-mail address with a different one. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and sometimes more configuration may be required with the other provider.
CNAME Records in Website Hosting
If you have a website hosting plan from our company and you would like to create a CNAME record, it will take you only a few clicks to make it happen. You can access the DNS records for all domain addresses and subdomains hosted inside your account from the Hepsia CP offered with every single plan and adding a new record is as simple as clicking on a button, selecting the type, that will be CNAME in this case, entering the actual record value and saving the modification. If you have never added this type of record before, you will discover a Help section with a detailed video tutorial which you can watch, or you can simply contact us and we'll aid you with this task. If you have created a site via another provider, 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 clicks inside your Control Panel.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with every one of our semi-dedicated server accounts, will allow you to set up a CNAME record without difficulty. If you want to create a private URL for your e-mails, to redirect a domain address to a subdomain in the account or to forward a domain address to another company and use some third-party service that they provide, it won't take you more than three mouse clicks to create this kind of record. All DNS records for the domain names and subdomains hosted within the semi-dedicated account are going to be listed in a separate section in the Control Panel, so once you're there, all 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 convenience, you can watch a short video within the CP regarding how to create a CNAME record or you can refer to the instructions in the help article, that is available in the DNS records section.