There are several ways to direct a domain to another domain or subdomain and one of them is by setting up a CNAME record. In case you own a domain name and you've set up a website through some online service which supplies you with a service subdomain, you could easily link the two by setting up a CNAME record for your-domain.com that points to subdomain.provider.com. What you are going to achieve with this is that www.your-domain.com is going to be in the web browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned site from the servers of the third-party company. You should know that if you create a CNAME record, any other records your domain name may have will stop functioning, so you cannot have both a CNAME record pointing to one company and functioning email addresses with a different one. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and often further configuration may be necessary with the other company.

CNAME Records in Cloud Web Hosting

If you have a cloud web hosting plan from our company and you wish to create a CNAME record, it will take you just a few mouse clicks to do it. You can access the DNS records for all domains and subdomains hosted within your account via the Hepsia CP included with every single plan and adding a new record is as basic as clicking on a button, choosing the type, which is CNAME in this case, typing the actual record value and saving the change. If you've never added this sort of record before, you will discover a Help section with a detailed video tutorial you can watch, or you can simply contact us and we will assist you with this task. If you have set up a site using another company, you want to use a private URL for your webmail or you want to designate a subdomain to be used with the services of a different provider, like Google Apps, all it takes is setting up a CNAME record with a couple of mouse clicks in your Control Panel.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Managing DNS records usually seems to be a tough task to those with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with every single Linux semi-dedicated plan we offer, is extremely easy to use. If you wish to set up a CNAME record for any purpose, all that you will have to do will be to pick the domain or subdomain that you need, select the type of record, which will be CNAME in this case, then type in the value i.e. the domain or subdomain you are forwarding to. The process is very easy and you can create the record in the DNS Records section of the CP. Within the hour the new record will be fully active and within several hours it's going to propagate around the globe. If you're not sure what you have to do, we've prepared an in depth help article and a short video tutorial concerning how to go about creating a CNAME record and they're both located in that very same section of Hepsia. Naturally, you can also get in touch with us for help at any time.