There are many ways to direct a domain name to an alternative domain or subdomain and one of them is by setting up a CNAME record. In case you own a domain and you've set up a website using some online service which provides 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 will 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 website 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 name may have will stop working, so you cannot have both a CNAME record pointing to one provider and working email addresses with another. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and often additional configuration may be needed with the other provider.
CNAME Records in Hosting
You can effortlessly create CNAME records in case you have a hosting service from our company. We are going to provide you with an easy-to-use Control Panel where you can see all DNS records for the domains and subdomains that are hosted in the account. Setting up a CNAME record includes several basic steps - choose the domain/subdomain, pick CNAME as the type, enter the hostname you are forwarding to, and then simply click the Save button. The process is as easy as that and the new record will be active almost immediately. This way, you will have more control over your domain addresses and subdomains and over the content they open, you can create a private URL for company emails, and much more. If you feel uncertain 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 could see the whole process first-hand. If you choose to edit or delete an existing CNAME record created for a domain/subdomain hosted on our end, it'll require literally just a mouse click to make it happen.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You are going to be able to set up, edit and delete CNAME records very easy with any one of our semi-dedicated server plans. The accounts are controlled via the custom Hepsia hosting CP, and in one of its sections you will see all records for any domain or subdomain that you have added in your account. To set up a new record, you just need to select the hostname that will be forwarded (domain/subdomain), enter where it is going to be forwarded to, pick the record type, which will be CNAME in this case, and you'll be all set. In case you haven't used a web hosting service before, our Control Panel is incredibly easy to use, so you will not have any troubles. We also have a short video and a detailed help article concerning how to create a CNAME record, both of which are available in the exact same section of Hepsia. With this feature, you can easily use a domain name hosted on our revolutionary cloud hosting platform for a website created somewhere else, set up a custom webmail login address with any of your domain names, and much more.