There are various ways to point a domain address to a different domain or subdomain and one of them is by creating a CNAME record. When you own a domain name and you have created a site using some online service which supplies you with a service subdomain, you could easily link the two by setting up a CNAME record for your-domain.com that redirects to subdomain.provider.com. What you'll achieve with this is that www.your-domain.com is going to be in the web browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned website from the servers of the third-party company. You should know that if you set up a CNAME record, any other records your domain name may have will stop working, so you can't have both a CNAME record pointing to one company and functioning e-mail address with a different one. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and frequently further configuration may be required with the other provider.

CNAME Records in Shared Website Hosting

You can effortlessly set up CNAME records in case you have a shared website hosting plan with our company. We'll supply you with an easy-to-use Control Panel which allows you to view all DNS records for the domain names and subdomains that are hosted in the account. Creating a CNAME record involves a number of basic steps - pick the domain/subdomain, pick CNAME as the type, type in the hostname you are forwarding to, and then simply click the Save button. The procedure is as elementary as that and the new record will be active almost right away. This way, you'll have more control over your domain addresses and subdomains and over the content they open, you'll be able to set up a private URL for company emails, and more. If you feel unclear 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 edit or delete an existing CNAME record created for a domain/subdomain hosted on our end, it'll require literally only a mouse click to do it.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Managing DNS records usually appears to be a hard task to the people with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each and every semi-dedicated hosting plan which we offer, is extremely simple to use. If you would like to set up a CNAME record for any purpose, all you will have to do will be to pick the domain or subdomain that you need, choose the type of record, that will be CNAME in this case, then enter the value i.e. the domain address or subdomain you are forwarding to. The process is quite easy and you can create the record in the DNS Records section of the CP. Within the hour the new record will be completely active and within a few hours it's going to propagate worldwide. If you aren't sure what you should do, we have prepared a comprehensive help article and a short video tutorial concerning how to go about creating a CNAME record and they are both located in that very same section of Hepsia. Needless to say, you can also get in touch with us for assistance whenever you want.