There are various ways to direct a domain address to a different domain or subdomain and one of them is by setting up a CNAME record. When you own a domain name and you have developed a site through some online 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 directs 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 Internet browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned website 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 name may have will stop functioning, so you cannot 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 often further configuration may be necessary with the other provider.

CNAME Records in Cloud Website Hosting

The Hepsia hosting CP, which we offer with each and every cloud website hosting, will allow you to create CNAME records for any domain name or subdomain hosted inside the account with only a few mouse clicks. If you are not absolutely sure how to go about it, you can check the video tutorial that's available inside the CP, read the in depth Help article on the subject, or simply contact us and we can help you 24/7, although it is unlikely that you'll experience any issues as all it takes to create a new CNAME record is to choose a domain/subdomain, type the hostname you're 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 site content and our system is simple and user-friendly enough to allow people with no previous experience to create such records easily.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Managing DNS records usually appears to be a difficult task to people with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with every Linux semi-dedicated server that we offer, is quite simple to use. If you would like to create a CNAME record for any purpose, all that you need to do will be to choose the domain name or subdomain that you need, choose the type of record, that will be CNAME in this case, then type in the value i.e. the domain address or subdomain you are forwarding to. The process is very 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 completely active and within a couple of hours it will propagate around the world. If you aren't sure what you have to do, we've prepared an in depth help article and a short video tutorial regarding how to go about creating a CNAME record and they're both located in that same section of Hepsia. Of course, you can also get in touch with us for assistance at any moment.