There are many ways to point a domain address to another domain or subdomain and one of them is by creating a CNAME record. In case you own a domain and you've created a site 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'll 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 site from the servers of the third-party provider. It is very important to know that if you set up a CNAME record, any other records your domain address may have will stop functioning, so you cannot have both a CNAME record directing to one provider and functioning e-mail address with another. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and often additional configuration may be required with the other company.

CNAME Records in Shared Hosting

In case you have a shared hosting plan from our company and you wish to create a CNAME record, it'll take you a few clicks to get it done. You can access the DNS records for all domain addresses and subdomains hosted inside your account via the Hepsia Control Panel included with every single plan and adding a new record is as easy as clicking on a button, selecting the type, which will be CNAME in this case, entering the actual record value and saving the modification. If you've never added this kind of record before, you will discover 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 created a site using another provider, you want to use a private URL for your webmail or you want to designate a subdomain for use with the services of a different company, like Google Apps, all it takes is creating a CNAME record with a couple of mouse clicks within your CP.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Managing DNS records usually appears to be a hard task to the people with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with each and every Linux semi-dedicated hosting which we provide, is quite simple to use. If you need to create a CNAME record for any purpose, all that you have to do will be to pick the domain address or subdomain you need, select the type of record, which will be CNAME in this case, then type the value i.e. the domain address 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 CP. Within the hour the new record is going to be fully active and within a couple of hours it's going to propagate worldwide. If you are not 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 situated in that same section of Hepsia. Of course, you can also get in touch with us for assistance at any time.