There are numerous ways to point a domain address to another domain or subdomain and one of them is by setting up a CNAME record. When you own a domain name and you've set up a site 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 will achieve as a result is that www.your-domain.com will be in the web browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned Internet site from the servers of the third-party company. You should know that if you set up a CNAME record, any other records your domain address may have will stop functioning, so you cannot have both a CNAME record directing to one company and functioning email addresses with another one. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and in some cases more configuration may be necessary with the other provider.

CNAME Records in Shared Hosting

You can easily create CNAME records in case you have a shared hosting package with our company. We will provide you with an easy-to-use CP which allows you to observe all DNS records for the domain addresses and subdomains that are hosted in the account. Setting up a CNAME record involves a few simple steps - select the domain/subdomain, select CNAME as the type, enter the hostname you are redirecting to, after that just click the Save button. The procedure is as basic as that and the new record is going to be active almost immediately. This way, you are going to have more control over your domains and subdomains and over the content they open, you could set up a private URL for company e-mails, and more. If you feel unsure about how to set up a new record or you have never done such a task, you will find a short video tutorial where you can 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 just a click to make it happen.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Managing DNS records usually appears to be a difficult task to those with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with each and every Linux semi-dedicated hosting which we offer, is extremely easy to use. If you wish to create a CNAME record for any purpose, all that you will need to do will be to select the domain name or subdomain that you need, choose the type of record, that will be CNAME in this case, then input the value i.e. the domain name or subdomain you are forwarding to. The process is very simple and you can set up the record in the DNS Records section of the Control Panel. Within the hour the new record will be completely active and within a couple of hours it is going to propagate around the world. If you're not sure what you need to do, we have prepared a detailed help article and a short video tutorial concerning how to go about creating a CNAME record and they're both located within that very same section of Hepsia. Needless to say, you can also get in touch with us for help at any moment.