There are several ways to redirect a domain name to a different domain or subdomain and one of them is by creating a CNAME record. If you own a domain name and you've created a site using some online service which provides you with a service subdomain, you could easily link the two by setting up a CNAME record for your-domain.com that points to subdomain.provider.com. What you're going to achieve as a result is that www.your-domain.com is going to be in the browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned site from the servers of the third-party company. You should know that if you create a CNAME record, any other records your domain may have will stop working, so you can't have both a CNAME record directing to one provider and functioning email addresses with a different one. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and sometimes additional configuration may be necessary with the other provider.
CNAME Records in Shared Website Hosting
The Hepsia hosting CP, which our company offers with each and every Linux shared website hosting package, will allow you to set up CNAME records for every domain name or subdomain hosted within the account with just a few mouse clicks. If you are not absolutely sure how to go about it, you can check the video tutorial that is available within the Control Panel, read the in depth Help article on the subject, or just simply contact us and we can assist you 24/7, though it is unlikely that you'll experience any troubles as all it takes to create a new CNAME record is to select a domain/subdomain, enter the hostname that you're redirecting to, and save the change. The new record will be fully active within the hour. Using CNAME records enables you to have better control over your domain names and site content and our system is simple and intuitive enough to allow individuals with no previous experience to create this sort of records easily.