There are lots of ways to direct a domain to an alternative domain or subdomain and one of them is by creating a CNAME record. In case you own a domain name and you've set up a website through some online 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 browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned site from the servers of the third-party provider. It is essential to 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 directing to one company and working email addresses with a different one. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and frequently further configuration may be required with the other company.

CNAME Records in Website Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which our company offers with each and every Linux website hosting, will allow you to set up CNAME records for any domain name or subdomain hosted in the account with only a few mouse clicks. If you are not certain how to go about it, you should check the video tutorial available within the Control Panel, read the comprehensive Help article on the subject, or you can simply contact us and we can help you 24/7, although it is unlikely you'll experience any troubles as all it takes to set up a new CNAME record is to select a domain/subdomain, input the hostname you're redirecting to, and save the change. The new record will be fully active within the hour. Using CNAME records permits you to have better control over your domains and site content and our system is simple and user-friendly enough to allow people who have no previous experience to set up such records with ease.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Managing DNS records usually seems to be a hard task to those with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with each semi-dedicated hosting which we offer, is extremely easy to use. If you want to set up a CNAME record for any purpose, all you need to do will be to select the domain name or subdomain you need, pick the type of record, that will be CNAME in this case, then input the value i.e. the domain address or subdomain you are forwarding to. The process is quite easy and you can create 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 few hours it's going to propagate all over the world. If you're not sure what you should do, we have prepared a detailed help article and a short video tutorial on how to go about creating a CNAME record and they're both located in that same section of Hepsia. Naturally, you can also get in touch with us for help whenever you want.