There are lots of ways to point a domain to another domain or subdomain and one of them is by creating a CNAME record. If you own a domain and you've created a site using some online service that provides you with a service subdomain, you can easily link the two by creating 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 web browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned Internet site from the servers of the third-party provider. It is essential to 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 provider and working e-mail address with a different one. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and frequently more configuration may be necessary with the other company.

CNAME Records in Hosting

You can effortlessly set up CNAME records provided you have a Linux hosting service with our company. We'll provide you with an easy-to-use CP where you can view all DNS records for the domain names and subdomains which are hosted inside the account. Setting up a CNAME record involves several basic steps - choose the domain/subdomain, pick CNAME as the type, type in the hostname you are pointing to, then just click on the Save button. The process is as easy as that and the new record will be active almost immediately. That way, you'll have more control over your domains and subdomains and over the content they open, you could set up a private URL for company emails, plus much 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 could see the whole process first-hand. If you decide to modify 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 Hosting

Managing DNS records usually seems a challenging task to people with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with every semi-dedicated hosting service which we offer, is very simple to use. If you need to set up a CNAME record for any purpose, all you have to do will be to choose the domain address or subdomain you need, choose the type of record, which will be CNAME in this case, then enter the value i.e. the domain address or subdomain you are forwarding to. The procedure is very easy and you can set up the record in the DNS Records section of the CP. Within the hour the new record is going to be 100 % active and within several hours it will propagate around the world. If you're not sure what you have to do, we have prepared a comprehensive help article and a short video tutorial concerning how to go about creating a CNAME record and they're both located in that same section of Hepsia. Of course, you can also get in touch with us for help whenever you want.