There are numerous ways to point a domain address to a different domain or subdomain and one of them is by creating a CNAME record. In case you own a domain and you've set up a site through some online service which provides you with a service subdomain, you can easily link the two by setting up a CNAME record for your-domain.com that redirects to subdomain.provider.com. What you will achieve as a result is that www.your-domain.com is going to be in the Internet browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned site from the servers of the third-party provider. You should know that if you create a CNAME record, any other records your domain name may have will stop functioning, so you cannot 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 in some cases more configuration may be required with the other provider.
CNAME Records in Shared Web Hosting
Creating a CNAME record through our shared web hosting is really simple. Our in-house built Hepsia CP includes a section devoted to the DNS records of your domain addresses, so you can set up a new CNAME record for any domain or subdomain hosted in your account in just a few basic steps. You can find a video tutorial in the same section in which you can see the process first-hand. This feature will give you a variety of options - if you build a company website on our end, for example, the workers can use their emails with the company domain address, not with the address of our mail server. If you wish to create a site using a different company that offers online web design services, you can easily redirect a domain name hosted here and use it for the site. Last, but not least, if you have an on-line store and you have a billing system for http://your-domain.com and/or an SSL certificate, you'll be able to create a CNAME record for the www subdomain and direct it to the main domain name, so all your clients will be forwarded to a secure URL.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each of our semi-dedicated server accounts, will permit you to set up a CNAME record without difficulty. In case you want to create a private URL for your e-mails, to forward a domain to a subdomain within the account or to forward a domain address to another company and use some third-party service which they provide, it will not require more than three clicks to set up this sort of record. All DNS records for the domain addresses and subdomains hosted in the semi-dedicated account are going to be listed in a separate section in the Control Panel, so when you are there, all that you will have to do will be to choose the type of the record that you want to create and the hostname for which you are creating it, and then type in the actual record text. For your benefit, you can see a short video within the CP regarding how to set up a CNAME record or you can refer to the instructions in the help article, that's available in the DNS records section.