There are several ways to direct a domain name to a different domain or subdomain and one of them is by creating a CNAME record. When you own a domain and you have developed a site through some on-line service that 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 are going to achieve in this way is that www.your-domain.com is going to be in the Internet browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned website 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 address may have will stop functioning, so you can't have both a CNAME record directing to one provider and working e-mail address with a different one. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and frequently more configuration may be required with the other provider.

CNAME Records in Cloud Web Hosting

In case you have a cloud web hosting plan from our company and you want to create a CNAME record, it will take you only a few clicks to get it done. You can access the DNS records for all domain addresses and subdomains hosted in your account through the Hepsia CP that comes with each and every plan and adding a new record is as basic as clicking on a button, choosing the type, which is CNAME in this case, inputting the actual record value and saving the modification. If you've never added this kind of record before, you will discover a Help section with a detailed video tutorial you can watch, or you can just contact us and we will assist you with this task. If you have created a site using another provider, you want to use a private URL for your webmail or you would like to designate a subdomain to be used with the services of a different provider, like Google Apps, all it takes is creating a CNAME record with a few clicks within your CP.