There are various ways to direct a domain address to another domain or subdomain and one of them is by creating a CNAME record. If you own a domain name and you've set up a site using some online service which supplies you with a service subdomain, you could easily link the two by creating a CNAME record for your-domain.com that redirects to subdomain.provider.com. What you will achieve in this way is that www.your-domain.com will be in the Internet browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned website from the servers of the third-party company. You should know that if you set up a CNAME record, any other records your domain address may have will stop working, so you can't have both a CNAME record pointing to one provider and working e-mail address with another. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and frequently additional configuration may be needed with the other provider.

CNAME Records in Shared Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which we provide with each and every shared plan, allows you to set up CNAME records for every single domain or subdomain hosted in the account with just a few mouse clicks. If you aren't absolutely sure how to go about it, you can check the video tutorial that's available inside the CP, read the detailed Help article on the subject, or simply contact us and we will help you 24/7, though it is not likely you'll experience any troubles as all it takes to create a new CNAME record is to select a domain/subdomain, type in the hostname you are redirecting to, and save the modification. The new record is going to be fully active within the hour. Using CNAME records permits you to have better control over your domain addresses and website content and our system is simple and user-friendly enough to allow people who have no previous experience to set up this sort of records effortlessly.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with every one of our semi-dedicated server accounts, allows you to set up a CNAME record effortlessly. If you want to create a private URL for your emails, to forward a domain name to a subdomain within the account or to forward a domain name to another company and use some third-party service that they provide, it won't take you more than three mouse clicks to create such a record. All DNS records for the domain addresses and subdomains hosted within the semi-dedicated account will be listed in a separate section in the Control Panel, so when you're there, all you will have to do will be to choose the type of the record that you want to create and the hostname for which you are creating it, and then type in the actual record text. For your convenience, you can watch a short video within the CP regarding how to create a CNAME record or you can follow the instructions in the help article, that's available in the DNS records section.