There are various ways to point a domain address to another domain or subdomain and one of them is by creating a CNAME record. If you own a domain and you have developed a site using some online service which supplies 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 with this is that www.your-domain.com will be in the web browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned site from the servers of the third-party company. You should know that if you create a CNAME record, any other records your domain may have will stop functioning, so you can't have both a CNAME record pointing to one provider and working 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 required with the other provider.
CNAME Records in Hosting
Setting up a CNAME record through our Linux hosting is really simple. Our in-house built Hepsia CP includes a section committed to the DNS records of your domain names, so you can set up a new CNAME record for any domain or subdomain hosted in your account in only a few basic steps. There is also a video tutorial within the same section in which you can see the process first-hand. This feature gives you a variety of options - if you build a company site on our end, as an illustration, the staff can use their emails with the company domain address, not with the address of our mail server. If you wish to set up a website through a different provider that offers online web design services, you can easily forward a domain hosted here and use it for the site. Last, but not least, in case you have an online store and you have a billing system for http://your-domain.com and/or an SSL certificate, you may create a CNAME record for the www subdomain and point it to the main domain address, so all your customers are going to be forwarded to a secure URL.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Managing DNS records usually seems a hard task to the people with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with every Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we provide, is quite simple to use. If you want to create a CNAME record for any purpose, all you will have to do will be to pick the domain or subdomain you need, choose the type of record, that will be CNAME in this case, then enter the value i.e. the domain address or subdomain you are forwarding to. The procedure is quite simple and you can create the record in the DNS Records section of the Control Panel. Within the hour the new record will be 100 % active and within several hours it will propagate all over the world. If you are not sure what you should do, we've prepared a detailed help article and a short video tutorial concerning how to go about creating a CNAME record and they're both located within that same section of Hepsia. Naturally, you can also get in touch with us for help at any moment.