There are several ways to direct a domain name to another domain or subdomain and one of them is by setting up a CNAME record. If you own a domain name and you have developed a website through some on-line service which 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're going to achieve in this way is that www.your-domain.com will be in the browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned site from the servers of the third-party company. It is important to know that if you create a CNAME record, any other records your domain may have will stop working, so you cannot have both a CNAME record directing to one company and functioning e-mail address with a different one. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and often more configuration may be necessary with the other provider.

CNAME Records in Shared Website Hosting

In case you have a shared website hosting plan from our company and you want to set up a CNAME record, it'll take you only a few mouse clicks to make it happen. You can access the DNS records for all domains and subdomains hosted within your account via the Hepsia CP included with each plan and adding a new record is as simple as clicking on a button, picking out the type, which is CNAME in this case, entering the actual record value and saving the modification. In case you have never added this kind of record before, you will find a Help section with a detailed video tutorial which you can watch, or you can simply contact us and we will assist you with this task. If you have created a site via another provider, you want to use a private URL for your webmail or you wish to designate a subdomain for use with the services of a different company, for example Google Apps, all it takes is creating a CNAME record with a few mouse clicks inside your Control Panel.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Managing DNS records usually seems a challenging task to the people with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with each and every Linux semi-dedicated server we provide, is extremely easy to use. If you need to set up a CNAME record for any purpose, all that you will need to do will be to pick the domain or subdomain you need, choose the type of record, that will be CNAME in this case, then enter the value i.e. the domain address or subdomain you are forwarding to. The procedure is quite simple and you can set up the record in the DNS Records section of the CP. Within the hour the new record will be fully active and within a few hours it will propagate all over the world. If you are not sure what you should do, we have prepared a comprehensive help article and a short video tutorial concerning how to go about creating a CNAME record and they are both situated in that very same section of Hepsia. Naturally, you can also get in touch with us for help whenever you want.