There are several ways to direct a domain to an alternative domain or subdomain and one of them is by creating a CNAME record. If you own a domain and you've created a website using some on-line service which provides you with a service subdomain, you can easily link the two by creating a CNAME record for your-domain.com that redirects to subdomain.provider.com. What you will achieve with this is that www.your-domain.com will be in the 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 working, so you can't have both a CNAME record directing to one company and working email addresses 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 company.

CNAME Records in Cloud Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which we offer with each and every cloud hosting, allows you to set up CNAME records for any domain name or subdomain hosted in the account with only a few clicks. If you're not certain how to go about it, you can check out the video tutorial that's available within the Control Panel, read the in depth Help article on the subject, or you can simply contact us and we will help you 24/7, although it is unlikely that you'll experience any issues as all it takes to create a new CNAME record is to choose a domain/subdomain, enter the hostname that you're pointing to, and save the modification. The new record is going to be fully active within the hour. Using CNAME records enables you to have better control of your domain names and website content and our system is simple and intuitive enough to allow individuals with no previous experience to set up such records effortlessly.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with each of our semi-dedicated server accounts, will permit you to set up a CNAME record easily. Whether you want to create a private URL for your emails, to forward a domain to a subdomain inside the account or to forward a domain address to another provider and use some third-party service that they provide, it won't take you more than three mouse clicks to create this sort of record. All DNS records for the domains and subdomains hosted inside the semi-dedicated account are going to be listed in a separate section in the Control Panel, so once you are there, all you will have to do will be to choose the type of the record that you want to set up and the hostname for which you are creating it, and then type in the actual record text. For your convenience, you can watch a short video in the Control Panel concerning how to set up a CNAME record or you can follow the instructions in the help article, that's available in the DNS records section.