There are several ways to point a domain address to a different domain or subdomain and one of them is by creating a CNAME record. When you own a domain and you have created a site through some on-line service which supplies you with a service subdomain, you could easily link the two by creating a CNAME record for your-domain.com that directs to subdomain.provider.com. What you will 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 site from the servers of the third-party provider. It is important to know that if you create a CNAME record, any other records your domain name may have will stop functioning, so you cannot have both a CNAME record directing to one provider and functioning e-mail address with another one. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and frequently further configuration may be necessary with the other company.

CNAME Records in Shared Hosting

The Hepsia hosting CP, which we offer with each and every Linux shared hosting, will permit you to create CNAME records for every domain name or subdomain hosted in the account with only a few clicks. If you aren't absolutely sure how to go about it, you can check the video tutorial available inside the Control Panel, read the comprehensive Help article on the subject, or simply contact us and we can help you 24/7, even though it is unlikely you'll experience any troubles as all it takes to set up a new CNAME record is to pick a domain/subdomain, type in the hostname you are pointing to, and save the change. The new record is going to be fully active within the hour. Using CNAME records allows you to have better control of your domain addresses and site content and our system is simple and user-friendly enough to allow people with no previous experience to set up such records effortlessly.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You are going to be able to set up, change and delete CNAME records easily with all of our semi-dedicated server plans. The accounts are managed via the custom Hepsia hosting CP, and in one of its sections you will see all records for every domain address or subdomain you have added in your account. To set up a new record, you simply need to pick the hostname that'll be forwarded (domain/subdomain), enter where it will be forwarded to, select the record type, which will be CNAME in this case, and you are going to be ready. Even when you have never used a web hosting service before, our CP is incredibly easy to use, so you will not have any troubles. We also have a short video and an in-depth help article regarding how to set up a CNAME record, both of which are located in the exact same section of Hepsia. With this function, you can easily use a domain name hosted on our revolutionary cloud hosting platform for a website created elsewhere, set up a custom webmail login address with any of your domain addresses, and a lot more.