There are many ways to redirect a domain name 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 have created a site through some online 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 will 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 website from the servers of the third-party provider. It is very important to know that if you create a CNAME record, any other records your domain address may have will stop functioning, so you can't have both a CNAME record directing to one provider and working email addresses with another. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and often more configuration may be needed with the other provider.

CNAME Records in Cloud Hosting

You can easily set up CNAME records in case you have a cloud plan from our company. We are going to supply you with an easy-to-use CP which allows you to observe all DNS records for the domain names and subdomains which are hosted inside the account. Setting up a CNAME record requires a few basic steps - select the domain/subdomain, choose CNAME as the type, enter the hostname you are redirecting to, after that simply click the Save button. The process is as easy as that and the new record is going to be active almost right away. This way, you are going to have more control over your domain names and subdomains and over the content they open, you'll be able to set up a private URL for company emails, 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 edit or delete an existing CNAME record created for a domain/subdomain hosted on our end, it'll take you literally simply a mouse click to make it happen.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server from our company and you wish to set up a CNAME record, it will take only a few mouse clicks to complete this task. The plans are managed through our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP in which you will find a section dedicated to the DNS records of the domain names and subdomains hosted within the account. To set up a CNAME record, you'll simply have to select the record type and the hostname (domain or subdomain), type where the latter is going to be redirected to and save the modification. The new record is going to be active almost immediately in our system and will propagate worldwide within a couple of hours. Changing or deleting an existing CNAME record inside the account is equally simple and easy and takes a click. If you experience any problems, you can go through our comprehensive help article, watch the short video on the subject that we have added in the CP, or you can just contact us for help.