There are numerous ways to point 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've created a website using some on-line service which provides 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'll achieve by doing this 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. 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 directing to one provider and working email addresses with another one. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and sometimes additional configuration may be needed with the other company.

CNAME Records in Website Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which we offer with each and every website hosting plan, will permit you to create CNAME records for any domain address or subdomain hosted inside the account with only a few mouse clicks. If you aren't confident how to go about it, you can check out the video tutorial that is available inside the Control Panel, read the comprehensive Help article on the subject, or just simply contact us and we will help you 24/7, although it is unlikely you'll experience any issues as all it takes to set up a new CNAME record is to choose a domain/subdomain, enter the hostname you're redirecting to, and save the modification. The new record is going to be fully active within the hour. Using CNAME records permits 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 this kind of records effortlessly.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Managing DNS records usually appears to be a challenging task to the people with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with each and every Linux semi-dedicated hosting plan which we offer, is extremely easy to use. If you would like to set up a CNAME record for any purpose, all that you need to do will be to select the domain address or subdomain you need, pick the type of record, which will be CNAME in this case, then enter the value i.e. the domain or subdomain you are forwarding to. The procedure is very simple and you can set up the record in the DNS Records section of the Control Panel. Within the hour the new record will be completely active and within a couple of hours it's going to propagate all over the world. If you aren't sure what you need to do, we have prepared a comprehensive help article and a short video tutorial on how to go about creating a CNAME record and they're both located within that same section of Hepsia. Needless to say, you can also get in touch with us for assistance at any time.