There are several ways to redirect a domain address 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 set up a website through some on-line service which provides you with a service subdomain, you can easily link the two by setting up a CNAME record for your-domain.com that points to subdomain.provider.com. What you're going to achieve by doing this is that www.your-domain.com is going to be in the 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 set up a CNAME record, any other records your domain may have will stop working, so you cannot have both a CNAME record pointing to one company and functioning email addresses with another one. 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 Web Hosting

If you have a cloud web hosting plan from our company and you would like to set up a CNAME record, it'll take you a few mouse clicks to get it done. You can access the DNS records for all domains and subdomains hosted within your account from the Hepsia Control Panel included with each and every plan and adding a new record is as easy as clicking on a button, selecting the type, which will be CNAME in this case, typing the actual record value and saving the modification. In case you have never added this kind of record before, you will find a Help section with a detailed video tutorial you can watch, or you can just contact us and we will aid you with this task. If you have set up a site via another provider, you want to use a private URL for your webmail or you wish to designate a subdomain for use with the services of a different company, such as Google Apps, all it takes is setting up a CNAME record with a couple of clicks in your Control Panel.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Managing DNS records usually appears to be a tough task to those with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with every single Linux semi-dedicated package we provide, is quite easy to use. If you wish to set up a CNAME record for any purpose, all you need to do will be to choose the domain address or subdomain you need, choose the type of record, which will be CNAME in this case, then type in the value i.e. the domain address or subdomain you are forwarding to. The procedure is quite simple and you can set up the record in the DNS Records section of the Control Panel. Within the hour the new record is going to be 100 % active and within a few hours it's going to propagate around the globe. If you are not sure what you have to do, we've prepared an in depth help article and a short video tutorial on how to go about creating a CNAME record and they're both located in that very same section of Hepsia. Naturally, you can also get in touch with us for help at any moment.