There are lots of ways to direct a domain name to another domain or subdomain and one of them is by setting up a CNAME record. When you own a domain and you've set up a website using some online service which supplies 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 with this is that www.your-domain.com will be in the web browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned website from the servers of the third-party company. You should know that if you create a CNAME record, any other records your domain address may have will stop functioning, so you can't have both a CNAME record pointing to one provider and working email addresses with a different one. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and frequently further configuration may be needed with the other provider.

CNAME Records in Cloud Web Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which we offer with each and every cloud web hosting, allows you to set up CNAME records for every domain or subdomain hosted within the account with several mouse clicks. If you are not absolutely sure how to go about it, you can check out the video tutorial that is available within the CP, read the comprehensive Help article on the subject, or just simply contact us and we can assist you 24/7, even though it is unlikely that you will experience any troubles as all it takes to set up a new CNAME record is to pick a domain/subdomain, type the hostname you are forwarding to, and save the modification. The new record will be fully active within the hour. Using CNAME records enables you to have better control of your domain addresses and site content and our system is simple and user-friendly enough to allow individuals with no previous experience to create such records effortlessly.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server through our company and you would like to set up a CNAME record, it requires no more than a few clicks to complete this task. The plans are handled through our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel in which you will see a section committed to the DNS records of the domain addresses and subdomains hosted within the account. To set up a CNAME record, you'll only have to pick the record type and the hostname (domain or subdomain), input where the latter will be directed to and save the modification. The new record is going to be active almost immediately in our system and will propagate worldwide within several hours. Changing or deleting an existing CNAME record inside the account is equally easy and takes a click. In the event you experience any issues, you can go through our detailed help article, check out the short video on the subject that we have added in the Control Panel, or you can simply contact us for help.