There are many ways to direct a domain name to another domain or subdomain and one of them is by setting up a CNAME record. In case you own a domain name and you've set up a website through some on-line service which provides you with a service subdomain, you could easily link the two by setting up a CNAME record for your-domain.com that redirects to subdomain.provider.com. What you're going to achieve in this way is that www.your-domain.com is going to be in the web browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned Internet site from the servers of the third-party company. It is essential to know that if you create a CNAME record, any other records your domain may have will stop functioning, so you can't have both a CNAME record pointing to one provider and functioning e-mail address with another. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and in some cases additional configuration may be required with the other company.

CNAME Records in Shared Web Hosting

You can effortlessly create CNAME records provided you have a Linux shared web hosting through our company. We're going to supply you with an easy-to-use Control Panel which allows you to view all DNS records for the domains and subdomains which are hosted inside the account. Setting up a CNAME record involves a number of basic steps - pick the domain/subdomain, choose CNAME as the type, enter the hostname you are pointing to, then just click on the Save button. The procedure is as basic as that and the new record will be active almost right away. That way, you'll have more control over your domains and subdomains and over the content they open, you could set up a private URL for company e-mails, and a lot more. If you feel unsure about how to create a new record or you have never done such a task, you will find there's a short video tutorial in which you can see the whole process first-hand. If you want to modify or delete an existing CNAME record created for a domain/subdomain hosted on our end, it'll take you literally simply a click to make it happen.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with every single one of our semi-dedicated server accounts, allows you to create a CNAME record with ease. If you want to create a private URL for your emails, to forward a domain address to a subdomain within the account or to forward a domain address to another company and use some third-party service that they provide, it won't require more than three clicks to create such a record. All DNS records for the domain names and subdomains hosted within the semi-dedicated account will be listed in a separate section in the Control Panel, so when you are there, all you will have to do will be to pick the type of the record that you want to create and the hostname for which you are creating it, and then enter the actual record text. For your convenience, you can see a short video in 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.