There are lots of ways to point a domain to a different domain or subdomain and one of them is by setting up a CNAME record. When you own a domain name and you have set up a site through 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 directs to subdomain.provider.com. What you'll achieve by doing this is that www.your-domain.com is going to be in the web browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned Internet site from the servers of the third-party provider. You should know that if you set up a CNAME record, any other records your domain may have will stop functioning, so you cannot have both a CNAME record directing to one provider and working e-mail address with a different one. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and frequently more configuration may be required with the other company.
CNAME Records in Shared Website Hosting
Creating a CNAME record through our shared website hosting plans is extremely easy. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel has a section devoted to the DNS records of your domain names, 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 will find a video tutorial in the same section in which you can see the process first-hand. This feature offers you various opportunities - if you create a company website on our end, as an illustration, the workers can use their emails with the company domain, not with the address of our mail server. If you choose to create a site using a different company that 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'll be able to set up a CNAME record for the www subdomain and point it to the main domain, so all your customers are going to be forwarded to a secure URL.