There are lots of ways to redirect a domain address to another domain or subdomain and one of them is by setting up a CNAME record. If you own a domain name and you have created a website through 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 redirects to subdomain.provider.com. What you'll achieve in this way is that www.your-domain.com will be in the Internet browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned site from the servers of the third-party company. 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 email addresses with a different one. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and sometimes further configuration may be needed with the other company.

CNAME Records in Cloud Web Hosting

You can effortlessly set up CNAME records in case you have a Linux cloud web hosting package through our company. We are going to supply you with an easy-to-use Control Panel where you can observe all DNS records for the domain names and subdomains which are hosted in the account. Creating a CNAME record requires several basic steps - pick the domain/subdomain, pick CNAME as the type, type in the hostname you are forwarding to, after that just click on the Save button. The procedure is as elementary as that and the new record will be active almost immediately. That way, you are going to have more control over your domain addresses and subdomains and over the content they open, you can set up a private URL for company e-mails, plus much more. If you feel uncertain about how to set up a new record or you have never done such a task, you will find a short video tutorial where you can see the whole process first-hand. If you decide to edit or delete an existing CNAME record created for a domain/subdomain hosted on our end, it'll take you literally just a mouse click to get it done.