There are many ways to direct a domain address to an alternative domain or subdomain and one of them is by setting up a CNAME record. When you own a domain name and you've set up a website using some on-line service which supplies you with a service subdomain, you could easily link the two by setting up a CNAME record for your-domain.com that points to subdomain.provider.com. What you're going to achieve as a result is that www.your-domain.com is going to be in the browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned Internet site from the servers of the third-party provider. It is essential 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 directing to one company and functioning e-mail address with a different one. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and sometimes additional configuration may be needed with the other provider.

CNAME Records in Web Hosting

Creating a CNAME record using our web hosting plans is quite easy. Our in-house built Hepsia CP has a section devoted to the DNS records of your domain names, so you can create a new CNAME record for any domain or subdomain hosted in your account in just a few easy steps. You will find a video tutorial inside the same section where you can see the process first-hand. This feature provides you with a number of opportunities - if you create a company site on our end, for example, the employees can use their emails with the company domain, not with the address of our mail server. If you wish to set up a site by using a different company which offers online web design services, you can easily forward a domain name hosted here and use it for the website. Last, but not least, in case you have an on-line 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 direct it to the main domain address, so all your customers are going to be forwarded to a secure URL.