There are numerous ways to direct a domain name to a different domain or subdomain and one of them is by creating a CNAME record. If you own a domain name and you have set up a website using some on-line service which supplies you with a service subdomain, you can easily link the two by creating a CNAME record for your-domain.com that directs 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 Internet site from the servers of the third-party provider. It is very important to know that if you create a CNAME record, any other records your domain name may have will stop working, so you cannot have both a CNAME record pointing to one provider and functioning email addresses with another. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and in some cases more configuration may be necessary with the other provider.
CNAME Records in Cloud Hosting
Creating a CNAME record with our cloud plans is really simple. Our in-house built Hepsia CP has a section dedicated 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 in which you can see the process first-hand. This feature offers you various options - if you create a company website on our end, for example, the employees can use their emails with the company domain address, not with the address of our mail server. If you want to create a website using a different company which offers online web design services, you can easily forward a domain address hosted here and use it for the site. 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 point it to the main domain address, so all your customers will be forwarded to a secure URL.