There are numerous ways to direct a domain 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 have set up a site through some online service that provides you with a service subdomain, you can easily link the two by setting up a CNAME record for your-domain.com that redirects 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 browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned website from the servers of the third-party company. It is essential to know that if you create a CNAME record, any other records your domain name may have will stop functioning, so you can't have both a CNAME record directing to one company and functioning e-mail address with a different one. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and sometimes additional configuration may be necessary with the other provider.
CNAME Records in Cloud Web Hosting
You can effortlessly create CNAME records if you have a Linux cloud web hosting package with our company. We will provide you with an easy-to-use CP that enables you to see all DNS records for the domains and subdomains which are hosted inside the account. Creating a CNAME record includes a few easy steps - choose the domain/subdomain, pick CNAME as the type, type in the hostname you are forwarding to, after that just click the Save button. The procedure is as elementary as that and the new record is going to be active almost immediately. In this way, you'll have more control over your domain names and subdomains and over the content they open, you could create a private URL for company emails, and a lot more. If you feel unclear about how to create a new record or you have never done such a task, you will find a short video tutorial in which you can see the whole process first-hand. If you choose to change or delete an existing CNAME record created for a domain/subdomain hosted on our end, it'll require literally only a click to do it.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Managing DNS records usually seems a difficult task to people with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with each Linux semi-dedicated package which we offer, is very simple to use. If you would like to create a CNAME record for any purpose, all that you have to do will be to select the domain 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 process is very easy and you can set up the record in the DNS Records section of the CP. Within the hour the new record is going to be 100 % active and within a few hours it is 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 regarding 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 assistance anytime.