There are numerous ways to direct a domain to another domain or subdomain and one of them is by setting up a CNAME record. When you own a domain name and you have created a site 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 are going to achieve in this way is that www.your-domain.com is going to be in the web browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned website from the servers of the third-party provider. You should know that if you set up a CNAME record, any other records your domain address may have will stop working, so you cannot have both a CNAME record directing to one company and working email addresses with another. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and frequently additional configuration may be required with the other company.

CNAME Records in Cloud Website Hosting

If you have a cloud website hosting plan from our company and you want to create a CNAME record, it will take you a few mouse clicks to do it. You can access the DNS records for all domains and subdomains hosted in your account via the Hepsia Control Panel included with every single plan and adding a new record is as simple as clicking on a button, picking out the type, which is CNAME in this case, typing the actual record value and saving the change. In case you have never added such a record before, you will discover a Help section with a detailed video tutorial that you can watch, or you can just contact us and we'll assist you with this task. If you have built a website via another provider, you want to use a private URL for your webmail or you wish to designate a subdomain to be used with the services of a different provider, such as Google Apps, all it takes is creating a CNAME record with a couple of clicks in your CP.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with every one of our semi-dedicated server accounts, will enable you to set up a CNAME record without difficulty. When you want to create a private URL for your e-mails, to redirect a domain name to a subdomain within the account or to forward a domain to another provider and use some third-party service which they provide, it's not going to take you more than 3 mouse clicks to create this type of record. All DNS records for the domains and subdomains hosted in the semi-dedicated account will be listed in a separate section in the Control Panel, so once you're there, all you will have to do will be to choose the type of the record that you want to set up and the hostname for which you are creating it, and then type in the actual record text. For your convenience, you can see a short video in the CP regarding how to create a CNAME record or you can follow the instructions in the help article, which is available in the DNS records section.