There are several ways to redirect a domain address to a different domain or subdomain and one of them is by creating a CNAME record. In case you own a domain name and you've developed a website through some on-line service that 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're going to achieve with this 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 may have will stop working, so you cannot have both a CNAME record directing 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 further configuration may be needed with the other company.

CNAME Records in Cloud Web Hosting

You can easily create CNAME records in case you have a Linux cloud web hosting from our company. We're going to provide you with an easy-to-use Control Panel that enables you to view all DNS records for the domain addresses and subdomains that are hosted inside the account. Creating a CNAME record requires several easy steps - choose the domain/subdomain, choose CNAME as the type, type in the hostname you are forwarding to, and then simply click the Save button. The procedure is as simple as that and the new record will be active almost right away. In this way, you will have more control over your domain names and subdomains and over the content they open, you can set up a private URL for company e-mails, and a lot more. If you feel unclear about how to set up a new record or you have never done such a task, you will find there's a short video tutorial where you could see the whole process first-hand. If you choose to modify or delete an existing CNAME record created for a domain/subdomain hosted on our end, it'll take you literally only a click to do it.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server through our company and you wish to create a CNAME record, it will take no more than a few mouse clicks to complete this task. The plans are handled through our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP where you will see a section dedicated to the DNS records of the domains and subdomains hosted inside the account. To create a CNAME record, you'll simply have to select the record type and the hostname (domain or subdomain), input where the latter is going to be redirected to and save the change. The new record is going to be active almost immediately in our system and will propagate worldwide within several hours. Modifying or deleting an existing CNAME record within the account is equally easy and takes a click. In the event you experience any troubles, you can go through our detailed help article, check out the short video on the subject that we have added in the CP, or simply contact us for assistance.