There are various ways to redirect a domain address to an alternative domain or subdomain and one of them is by creating a CNAME record. If you own a domain and you have set up a website using some online service that provides you with a service subdomain, you can easily link the two by creating a CNAME record for your-domain.com that directs to subdomain.provider.com. What you will achieve with this is that www.your-domain.com will 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 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 provider and functioning e-mail address with a different one. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and sometimes further configuration may be needed with the other provider.

CNAME Records in Cloud Hosting

Creating a CNAME record using our cloud hosting is quite easy. Our in-house built Hepsia CP has a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domain names, so you can create a new CNAME record for any domain or subdomain hosted in your account in only a few simple steps. You will find a video tutorial in the same section in which you can see the process first-hand. This feature gives you a number of opportunities - if you create a company website on our end, for example, the staff can use their e-mails with the company domain address, not with the address of our mail server. If you wish to create a site using a different provider which offers online web design services, you can easily forward a domain hosted here and use it for the website. 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 can set up a CNAME record for the www subdomain and direct it to the main domain address, so all your visitors are going to be forwarded to a secure URL.