There are lots of ways to redirect a domain address to another domain or subdomain and one of them is by creating a CNAME record. When you own a domain and you have set up a website using some online service that provides you with a service subdomain, you can easily link the two by setting up a CNAME record for that redirects to What you'll achieve as a result is that will be in the browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned site from the servers of the third-party provider. It is very important to know that if you set up a CNAME record, any other records your domain may have will stop working, so you cannot have both a CNAME record directing to one provider and working email addresses with another. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and in some cases additional configuration may be needed with the other provider.

CNAME Records in Shared Web Hosting

Setting up a CNAME record using our Linux shared web hosting services is really easy. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel features a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domain names, so you can set up a new CNAME record for any domain or subdomain hosted inside your account in just a few simple steps. You can find a video tutorial inside the same section in which you can see the process first-hand. This feature offers you various possibilities - if you set up a company website on our end, for example, the workers can use their emails with the company domain, not with the address of our mail server. If you choose to set up a website using a different company which offers online web design services, you can easily redirect a domain name hosted here and use it for the website. Last, but not least, if you have an online store and you have a billing system for and/or an SSL certificate, you could create a CNAME record for the www subdomain and redirect it to the main domain name, so all your visitors are going to be forwarded to a secure URL.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with every single one of our semi-dedicated server accounts, allows you to set up a CNAME record effortlessly. In case you want to create a private URL for your e-mails, to redirect a domain to a subdomain within the account or to forward a domain to another company and use some third-party service which they provide, it won't require more than 3 mouse clicks to set up such a record. All DNS records for the domain addresses and subdomains hosted within the semi-dedicated account are going to be listed in a separate section in the CP, so once you are there, all that you will have to do will be to select the type of the record that you want to create and the hostname for which you are creating it, and then type in the actual record text. For your convenience, you can watch a short video in the Control Panel regarding how to create a CNAME record or you can refer to the instructions in the help article, that's available in the DNS records section.