There are many ways to redirect a domain name to an alternative domain or subdomain and one of them is by creating a CNAME record. If you own a domain name and you've created a website through some online service which provides you with a service subdomain, you could easily link the two by setting up a CNAME record for that redirects to What you're going to achieve in this way is that is going to be in the browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned site from the servers of the third-party company. It is important to know that if you create a CNAME record, any other records your domain address may have will stop working, so you can't have both a CNAME record directing to one provider and working e-mail address with another one. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and frequently further configuration may be necessary with the other provider.

CNAME Records in Cloud Hosting

You can effortlessly set up CNAME records if you have a Linux cloud package from our company. We are going to provide you with an easy-to-use CP where you could view all DNS records for the domain addresses and subdomains that are hosted in the account. Creating a CNAME record involves a number of basic steps - pick the domain/subdomain, select CNAME as the type, type in the hostname you are forwarding to, and then simply click the Save button. The procedure is as easy as that and the new record is going to be active almost instantly. That way, you're going to have more control over your domain addresses and subdomains and over the content they open, you could create a private URL for company emails, and much more. If you feel unsure about how to create a new record or you have never done such a task, we have a short video tutorial where you could see the whole process first-hand. If you choose to edit or delete an existing CNAME record created for a domain/subdomain hosted on our end, it'll require literally simply a mouse click to do it.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server from our company and you wish to create a CNAME record, it takes just a few mouse clicks to complete this task. The plans are handled via our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel in which you will discover a section devoted to the DNS records of the domains and subdomains hosted within the account. To set up a CNAME record, you'll simply have to choose the record type and the hostname (domain or subdomain), type in where the latter will be forwarded to and save the modification. The new record is going to be active almost immediately in our system and will propagate worldwide within a couple of hours. Editing or deleting an existing CNAME record in the account is just as simple and takes a click. In the event you experience any troubles, you can go through our in-depth help article, watch the short video on the topic that we have added in the CP, or you can just contact us for help.