There are several ways to direct 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've set up a website using some on-line service which 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'll achieve in this way is that www.your-domain.com is going to be in the web browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned site from the servers of the third-party provider. It is important to know that if you create a CNAME record, any other records your domain name may have will stop functioning, so you can't have both a CNAME record pointing to one provider and functioning e-mail address with another one. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and often additional configuration may be necessary with the other provider.
CNAME Records in Cloud Website Hosting
Setting up a CNAME record through our Linux cloud website hosting is very easy. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel has a section committed to the DNS records of your domain addresses, so you can set up a new CNAME record for any domain or subdomain hosted within your account in just a few basic steps. You'll find a video tutorial inside the same section where you can see the process first-hand. This feature will give you a variety of options - if you build a company site on our end, for example, the staff can use their emails with the company domain address, not with the address of our mail server. If you choose to set up an Internet site using a different company which offers online web design services, you can easily forward a domain address hosted here and use it for the website. Last, but not least, if you have a web-based store and you have a billing system for http://your-domain.com and/or an SSL certificate, you could create a CNAME record for the www subdomain and forward it to the main domain name, so all your clients will be forwarded to a secure URL.