There are various ways to redirect a domain to an alternative domain or subdomain and one of them is by setting up a CNAME record. When you own a domain and you've created a site using some online service which provides you with a service subdomain, you can easily link the two by setting up a CNAME record for that directs to What you're going to achieve with this is that 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 set up 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 company and working e-mail address 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 Cloud Web Hosting
In case you have a cloud web hosting plan from our company and you wish to create a CNAME record, it will take you just a few clicks to get it done. You can access the DNS records for all domain addresses and subdomains hosted inside your account through the Hepsia CP that comes with each plan and adding a new record is as easy as clicking on a button, choosing the type, which is CNAME in this case, entering the actual record value and saving the change. If you've never added this sort of record before, you will find a Help section with a detailed video tutorial that you can watch, or you can just contact us and we'll aid you with this task. If you have created a website via another company, you want to use a private URL for your webmail or you want to designate a subdomain to be used with the services of a different company, like Google Apps, all it takes is creating a CNAME record with a few clicks within your Control Panel.