There are numerous ways to redirect a domain name to an alternative domain or subdomain and one of them is by setting up a CNAME record. If you own a domain name and you've set up a website using some on-line service which supplies you with a service subdomain, you can easily link the two by setting up 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 browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned 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 address may have will stop working, so you cannot have both a CNAME record pointing to one company and functioning email addresses with a different one. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and in some cases additional configuration may be required with the other provider.

CNAME Records in Cloud Hosting

The Hepsia hosting CP, which our company offers with each and every cloud plan, allows you to create CNAME records for every single domain address or subdomain hosted within the account with only a few clicks. If you are not sure how to go about it, you can check out the video tutorial that is available within the Control Panel, read the in depth Help article on the subject, or you can simply contact us and we will help you 24/7, although it is unlikely that you will experience any problems as all it takes to set up a new CNAME record is to pick a domain/subdomain, enter the hostname that you're pointing to, and save the modification. The new record will be fully active within the hour. Using CNAME records permits you to have better control over your domains and website content and our system is simple and user-friendly enough to allow people with no previous experience to set up such records easily.