There are various 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 set up a site using some online service which provides you with a service subdomain, you could easily link the two by creating a CNAME record for your-domain.com that points to subdomain.provider.com. What you'll achieve as a result is that www.your-domain.com will be in the web browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned Internet site from the servers of the third-party company. It is essential to know that if you set up 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 provider and functioning email addresses with a different one. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and sometimes more configuration may be required with the other provider.

CNAME Records in Web Hosting

The Hepsia hosting CP, which we offer with each and every Linux web hosting, will allow you to create CNAME records for any domain or subdomain hosted within the account with only a few clicks. If you are not absolutely sure how to go about it, you can check out the video tutorial that's available inside the CP, read the comprehensive Help article on the subject, or simply contact us and we can assist you 24/7, although it is not likely that you will experience any troubles as all it takes to create a new CNAME record is to choose a domain/subdomain, type in the hostname you're forwarding to, and save the change. The new record will be fully active within the hour. Using CNAME records permits you to have better control over your domains and website content and our system is simple and intuitive enough to allow people with no previous experience to create this sort of records easily.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You are going to be able to create, modify and delete CNAME records very easy with any of our semi-dedicated server plans. The accounts are managed using the custom Hepsia hosting CP, and in one of its sections you'll see all records for every domain name or subdomain which you have added in your account. To create a new record, you only need to choose the hostname which will be forwarded (domain/subdomain), input where it will be forwarded to, pick the record type, which will be CNAME in this case, and you're going to be all set. Even when you haven't used a web hosting service before, our CP is extremely easy to use, so you'll not have any difficulties. We also have a short video and a detailed help article on how to set up a CNAME record, both of which are located in the same section of Hepsia. With this feature, you can easily use a domain hosted on our innovative cloud hosting platform for an Internet site created elsewhere, set up a custom webmail login address with any of your domain addresses, plus much more.