There are numerous ways to point a domain to an alternative domain or subdomain and one of them is by creating a CNAME record. When you own a domain name and you've developed a website through some on-line service that provides you with a service subdomain, you could easily link the two by setting up a CNAME record for your-domain.com that directs to subdomain.provider.com. What you will achieve as a result is that www.your-domain.com will be in the browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned Internet site from the servers of the third-party provider. You should know that if you create a CNAME record, any other records your domain address may have will stop working, so you cannot have both a CNAME record pointing to one company and functioning email addresses with another. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and in some cases further configuration may be required with the other company.

CNAME Records in Shared Website Hosting

You can easily create CNAME records if you have a Linux shared website hosting from our company. We will supply you with an easy-to-use Control Panel where you could observe all DNS records for the domain addresses and subdomains which are hosted in the account. Creating a CNAME record involves several simple steps - choose the domain/subdomain, choose CNAME as the type, enter the hostname you are forwarding to, then just click the Save button. The procedure is as easy as that and the new record will be active almost immediately. That way, you are going to have more control over your domain names and subdomains and over the content they open, you'll be able to create a private URL for company emails, and much more. If you feel unsure about how to create a new record or you have never done such a task, we have a short video tutorial where you could see the whole process first-hand. If you want to change or delete an existing CNAME record created for a domain/subdomain hosted on our end, it'll require literally only a mouse click to do it.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will be able to set up, edit and delete CNAME records very easy with any of our semi-dedicated server plans. The accounts are managed via the custom Hepsia hosting CP, and in one of its sections you'll see all records for every domain or subdomain which you have added in your account. To set up a new record, you simply need to pick the hostname that'll be forwarded (domain/subdomain), type in where it is going to be forwarded to, select the record type, that will be CNAME in this case, and you will be all set. In case you haven't used a web hosting service before, our Control Panel is extremely easy to use, so you will not have any problems. We also have a short video and an in-depth help article concerning how to create a CNAME record, both of which can be found in the same section of Hepsia. With this function, you can easily use a domain address hosted on our groundbreaking cloud hosting platform for a site created somewhere else, create a custom webmail login address with any of your domains, and more.