There are many ways to redirect a domain address to another domain or subdomain and one of them is by creating a CNAME record. When you own a domain name and you've developed a site through some on-line service which provides you with a service subdomain, you could easily link the two by creating a CNAME record for that directs to What you are going to achieve as a result is that will be in the Internet browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned Internet site from the servers of the third-party provider. It is important to know that if you set up a CNAME record, any other records your domain name may have will stop functioning, so you can't have both a CNAME record pointing to one provider and working e-mail address with another. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and frequently further configuration may be required with the other company.

CNAME Records in Cloud Hosting

Creating a CNAME record with our cloud plans is extremely simple. Our in-house built Hepsia CP features a section committed to the DNS records of your domains, so you can set up a new CNAME record for any domain or subdomain hosted in your account in a couple of basic steps. You will find a video tutorial in the same section where you can see the process first-hand. This feature will give you many opportunities - if you build a company website on our end, for instance, the staff can use their e-mails with the company domain name, not with the address of our mail server. If you choose to set up an Internet site through a different provider which offers online web design services, you can easily redirect a domain name hosted here and use it for the website. Last, but not least, in case you have an online store and you have a billing system for and/or an SSL certificate, you could set up a CNAME record for the www subdomain and redirect it to the main domain, so all your visitors will be forwarded to a secure URL.