There are several ways to point a domain name to another domain or subdomain and one of them is by setting up a CNAME record. In case you own a domain and you have developed a website through some online service which supplies you with a service subdomain, you could easily link the two by creating 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 web browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned website from the servers of the third-party company. You should know that if you set up a CNAME record, any other records your domain address may have will stop functioning, so you cannot have both a CNAME record pointing to one provider and working email addresses with another one. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and in some cases additional configuration may be needed with the other company.

CNAME Records in Cloud Website Hosting

Creating a CNAME record using our Linux cloud website hosting is very simple. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel includes a section dedicated 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 simple steps. You will find a video tutorial in the same section where you can see the process first-hand. This feature gives you many opportunities - if you create a company website on our end, for example, the staff can use their e-mails with the company domain, not with the address of our mail server. If you decide to create an Internet site through a different company that offers online web design services, you can easily redirect a domain address hosted here and use it for the website. Last, but not least, if you have an online 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 point it to the main domain address, so all your clients will be forwarded to a secure URL.