There are many ways to direct a domain to another domain or subdomain and one of them is by creating a CNAME record. In case you own a domain and you have developed a website using 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 is going to be in the Internet browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned site from the servers of the third-party company. It is essential to know that if you set up a CNAME record, any other records your domain may have will stop functioning, so you can't have both a CNAME record directing to one company and working email addresses with another. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and often additional configuration may be necessary with the other provider.

CNAME Records in Cloud Website Hosting

You can effortlessly set up CNAME records in case you have a Linux cloud website hosting from our company. We will supply you with an easy-to-use Control Panel where you could observe all DNS records for the domain addresses and subdomains that are hosted within the account. Setting up a CNAME record involves a few basic steps - pick the domain/subdomain, choose CNAME as the type, type in the hostname you are redirecting to, after that just click the Save button. The procedure is as basic as that and the new record will be active almost right away. This way, you're going to have more control over your domain names and subdomains and over the content they open, you can set up a private URL for company emails, and a lot more. If you feel unsure about how to set up a new record or you have never done such a task, you will find there's a short video tutorial where you could see the whole process first-hand. If you want to change or delete an existing CNAME record created for a domain/subdomain hosted on our end, it'll require literally just a mouse click to get it done.