There are numerous ways to redirect a domain address to a different domain or subdomain and one of them is by setting up a CNAME record. When you own a domain name and you have developed a site using some online service which provides you with a service subdomain, you could easily link the two by creating a CNAME record for your-domain.com that directs to subdomain.provider.com. What you are going to achieve with this is that www.your-domain.com will be in the web browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned Internet site from the servers of the third-party company. It is important to know that if you set up a CNAME record, any other records your domain may have will stop working, so you cannot have both a CNAME record pointing to one company and working e-mail address with a different one. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and frequently further configuration may be required with the other provider.
CNAME Records in Cloud Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which we provide with each and every cloud hosting plan, allows you to set up CNAME records for any domain address or subdomain hosted within the account with only a few mouse clicks. If you aren't confident how to go about it, you can check out the video tutorial that is available in the Control Panel, read the detailed Help article on the subject, or just simply contact us and we can help you 24/7, though it is unlikely that you'll experience any problems as all it takes to create a new CNAME record is to select a domain/subdomain, type the hostname you are redirecting to, and save the change. The new record will be fully active within the hour. Using CNAME records allows you to have better control over your domain names and website content and our system is simple and user-friendly enough to allow people who have no previous experience to set up such records with ease.