There are many ways to point a domain to an alternative domain or subdomain and one of them is by setting up a CNAME record. In case you own a domain and you have created a website using some online service which supplies you with a service subdomain, you can easily link the two by creating a CNAME record for your-domain.com that points to subdomain.provider.com. What you are going to achieve by doing this is that www.your-domain.com will be in the web browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned site from the servers of the third-party provider. You should know that if you create a CNAME record, any other records your domain address may have will stop functioning, so you cannot have both a CNAME record directing to one provider and functioning email addresses with another. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and in some cases more configuration may be necessary with the other company.

CNAME Records in Cloud Hosting

You can effortlessly create CNAME records in case you have a Linux cloud hosting through our company. We'll supply you with an easy-to-use Control Panel where you could observe all DNS records for the domains and subdomains that are hosted in the account. Creating a CNAME record involves several simple steps - choose the domain/subdomain, select CNAME as the type, enter the hostname you are redirecting to, then simply click on the Save button. The process is as basic as that and the new record is going to be active almost instantly. That way, you will have more control over your domain names and subdomains and over the content they open, you could set up a private URL for company emails, and much more. If you feel uncertain about how to create a new record or you have never done such a task, you will find a short video tutorial in which you can 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 will take you literally just a mouse click to get it done.