There are many ways to direct a domain name to a different domain or subdomain and one of them is by setting up a CNAME record. If you own a domain name and you've developed a website using some online service that 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 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 provider. It is essential to know that if you create a CNAME record, any other records your domain name may have will stop working, so you can't have both a CNAME record directing to one company and functioning email addresses with another. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and often further configuration may be required with the other provider.

CNAME Records in Cloud Website Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which our company offers with each and every cloud website hosting plan, will enable you to set up CNAME records for any domain address or subdomain hosted within the account with just a few mouse clicks. If you aren't sure how to go about it, you should check the video tutorial that is available in the Control Panel, read the in depth Help article on the subject, or you can simply contact us and we can help you 24/7, although it is unlikely that you'll experience any difficulties as all it takes to create a new CNAME record is to choose a domain/subdomain, type in the hostname you're pointing 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 names and site content and our system is simple and user-friendly enough to allow people with no previous experience to set up this kind of records easily.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with every one of our semi-dedicated server accounts, will allow you to create a CNAME record without difficulty. When you want to create a private URL for your e-mails, to point a domain address to a subdomain in the account or to forward a domain name to another provider and use some third-party service which they provide, it will not require more than three mouse clicks to set up such a record. All DNS records for the domains and subdomains hosted in the semi-dedicated account are going to be listed in a separate section in the Control Panel, so once you're there, all that you will have to do will be to select the type of the record that you want to create and the hostname for which you are creating it, and then input the actual record text. For your benefit, you can see a short video in the Control Panel on how to create a CNAME record or you can follow the instructions in the help article, that is available in the DNS records section.