There are many ways to direct a domain to another domain or subdomain and one of them is by creating a CNAME record. When you own a domain and you've created a website using some online service which provides you with a service subdomain, you can easily link the two by setting up a CNAME record for your-domain.com that directs to subdomain.provider.com. What you'll achieve as a result 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 provider. You should know that if you set up a CNAME record, any other records your domain name may have will stop functioning, so you cannot have both a CNAME record pointing to one provider and functioning e-mail address with a different one. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and in some cases additional configuration may be needed with the other provider.

CNAME Records in Cloud Hosting

In case you have a cloud hosting plan through our company and you wish to create a CNAME record, it will take you just a few mouse clicks to make it happen. You can access the DNS records for all domain names and subdomains hosted within your account from the Hepsia Control Panel included with every single plan and adding a new record is as easy as clicking on a button, picking out the type, which is CNAME in this case, typing the actual record value and saving the modification. In case you have never added this sort of record before, you will discover a Help section with a detailed video tutorial that you can watch, or you can just contact us and we'll aid you with this task. If you have set up an Internet site via another provider, you want to use a private URL for your webmail or you want to designate a subdomain to be used with the services of a different company, for instance Google Apps, all it takes is setting up a CNAME record with a few mouse clicks within your Control Panel.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server through our company and you wish to create a CNAME record, it will take only a couple of clicks to complete this task. The plans are handled via our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP where you will discover a section committed to the DNS records of the domains and subdomains hosted in the account. To set up a CNAME record, you'll only have to pick the record type and the hostname (domain or subdomain), key in where the latter is going to be forwarded to and save the change. The new record will be active almost right away in our system and will propagate worldwide within several hours. Modifying or deleting an existing CNAME record inside the account is equally easy and takes a click. If you experience any issues, you can go through our detailed help article, see the short video on the topic that we have added in the Control Panel, or simply contact us for help.