There are numerous ways to point a domain to an alternative domain or subdomain and one of them is by creating a CNAME record. When you own a domain name and you have set up a website using some on-line 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 directs to subdomain.provider.com. What you will achieve with 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 company. It is very important to 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 pointing to one company and working e-mail address with a different one. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and sometimes additional configuration may be required with the other provider.

CNAME Records in Cloud Hosting

You can easily set up CNAME records provided you have a cloud plan from our company. We're going to provide you with an easy-to-use CP which allows you to observe all DNS records for the domain names and subdomains that are hosted in the account. Setting up a CNAME record involves several simple steps - select the domain/subdomain, pick CNAME as the type, enter the hostname you are redirecting to, and then just click the Save button. The procedure is as elementary as that and the new record will be active almost immediately. That way, you will have more control over your domain addresses and subdomains and over the content they open, you could set up a private URL for company e-mails, and much more. If you feel uncertain about how to create a new record or you have never done such a task, we have a short video tutorial where you could see the whole process first-hand. If you decide to edit or delete an existing CNAME record created for a domain/subdomain hosted on our end, it'll take you literally just a mouse click to get it done.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Managing DNS records usually seems a tough task to those with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each and every semi-dedicated plan which we offer, is quite simple to use. If you want to create a CNAME record for any purpose, all that you need to do will be to select the domain or subdomain you need, choose the type of record, that will be CNAME in this case, then type the value i.e. the domain name or subdomain you are forwarding to. The process is quite easy and you can create the record in the DNS Records section of the Control Panel. Within the hour the new record will be completely active and within several hours it's going to propagate worldwide. If you are not sure what you need to do, we've prepared an in depth help article and a short video tutorial on how to go about creating a CNAME record and they are both situated in that very same section of Hepsia. Of course, you can also get in touch with us for help at any moment.