There are lots of ways to point a domain address to an alternative domain or subdomain and one of them is by setting up a CNAME record. In case you own a domain and you have set up a site using 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 points to subdomain.provider.com. What you're going to achieve as a result is that www.your-domain.com will be in the web browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned Internet site from the servers of the third-party company. You should know that if you create a CNAME record, any other records your domain name may have will stop working, so you cannot have both a CNAME record pointing to one company and functioning e-mail address with another. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and frequently more configuration may be needed with the other company.
CNAME Records in Shared Web Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which our company offers with each and every Linux shared web hosting, allows you to set up CNAME records for every single domain or subdomain hosted in the account with only a few clicks. If you are not certain how to go about it, you should check the video tutorial available in the CP, read the detailed Help article on the subject, or simply contact us and we can assist 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 the hostname you are 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 of your domains and site content and our system is simple and intuitive enough to allow people who have no previous experience to create this sort of records with ease.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
You'll be able to create, change and delete CNAME records really easy with any one of our semi-dedicated server plans. The accounts are managed using the custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel, and in one of its sections you'll see all records for any domain or subdomain you have added in your account. To create a new record, you only need to select the hostname that will be forwarded (domain/subdomain), enter where it is going to be forwarded to, select the record type, that will be CNAME in this case, and you are going to be all set. Even when you have never used a web hosting service before, our Control Panel is extremely easy to use, so you'll not have any issues. We also have a short video and a detailed help article regarding how to set up a CNAME record, both of which are available in the same section of Hepsia. With this function, you can easily use a domain name hosted on our groundbreaking cloud hosting platform for a site created elsewhere, create a custom webmail login address with any of your domains, and much more.