There are numerous ways to point a domain to another domain or subdomain and one of them is by creating a CNAME record. In case you own a domain name and you've created a website through some online service which supplies you with a service subdomain, you can easily link the two by setting up a CNAME record for your-domain.com that redirects to subdomain.provider.com. What you are going to achieve by doing this is that www.your-domain.com will be in the browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned Internet 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 provider and working email addresses with a different one. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and in some cases additional configuration may be necessary with the other company.
CNAME Records in Cloud Hosting
If you have a cloud hosting plan through our company and you would like to create a CNAME record, it will take you only a few clicks to get it done. You can access the DNS records for all domain names and subdomains hosted within your account from the Hepsia Control Panel included with every single plan and adding a new record is as basic as clicking on a button, choosing the type, which will be CNAME in this case, typing the actual record value and saving the change. If you have never added this kind of record before, you will discover a Help section with a detailed video tutorial you can watch, or you can just contact us and we'll aid you with this task. If you have built an Internet site using another provider, 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, for instance Google Apps, all it takes is setting up a CNAME record with a few clicks in your CP.