There are various ways to redirect a domain name to another domain or subdomain and one of them is by creating a CNAME record. In case you own a domain name and you have set up a site through some on-line service that provides you with a service subdomain, you can easily link the two by creating a CNAME record for that redirects to What you are going to achieve with this is that will be in the web browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned Internet site from the servers of the third-party company. It is essential to know that if you set up a CNAME record, any other records your domain address may have will stop functioning, so you can't have both a CNAME record directing to one company and functioning email addresses with another. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and frequently further configuration may be required with the other provider.

CNAME Records in Shared Website Hosting

Creating a CNAME record using our Linux shared website hosting packages is extremely easy. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel includes 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 inside your account in only a few simple steps. You can find a video tutorial within the same section in which you can see the process first-hand. This feature will give you various possibilities - if you create a company website 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 create a website using a different provider which offers online web design services, you can easily redirect a domain name 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 and/or an SSL certificate, you are able to create a CNAME record for the www subdomain and redirect it to the main domain, so all your visitors are going to be forwarded to a secure URL.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with each of our semi-dedicated server accounts, allows you to set up a CNAME record with ease. When you want to create a private URL for your e-mails, to redirect a domain name to a subdomain inside the account or to forward a domain to another company and use some third-party service which they provide, it will not take you more than 3 mouse clicks to set up this kind of record. All DNS records for the domains and subdomains hosted within the semi-dedicated account will be listed in a separate section in the CP, so once you are there, all you will have to do will be to choose the type of the record that you want to set up and the hostname for which you are creating it, and then input the actual record text. For your convenience, you can see a short video within the CP on how to create a CNAME record or you can refer to the instructions in the help article, that is available in the DNS records section.