There are many ways to direct a domain to a different domain or subdomain and one of them is by setting up a CNAME record. In case you own a domain name and you have set up a site through some on-line service that 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 are 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 site from the servers of the third-party company. It is very important to know that if you set up a CNAME record, any other records your domain address may have will stop functioning, so you cannot have both a CNAME record directing to one provider and working e-mail address with another one. 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 Website Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which we offer with each and every Linux shared website hosting, will permit you to set up CNAME records for any domain address or subdomain hosted in the account with just a few mouse clicks. If you're not certain how to go about it, you should check the video tutorial that is available in the CP, read the comprehensive Help article on the subject, or you can simply contact us and we can assist you 24/7, although it is not likely that you will experience any difficulties as all it takes to set up a new CNAME record is to pick 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 allows you to have better control over your domain names and website content and our system is simple and user-friendly enough to allow individuals with no previous experience to set up this sort of records effortlessly.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Managing DNS records usually seems to be a tough task to people with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with every Linux semi-dedicated plan which we provide, is very simple to use. If you'd like to create a CNAME record for any purpose, all that you have to do will be to select the domain name or subdomain you need, select the type of record, that will be CNAME in this case, then enter the value i.e. the domain or subdomain you are forwarding to. The process is quite simple and you can set up the record in the DNS Records section of the CP. Within the hour the new record will be fully active and within a few hours it will propagate around the world. If you are not sure what you need to do, we've prepared a detailed help article and a short video tutorial regarding how to go about creating a CNAME record and they are both situated in that same section of Hepsia. Needless to say, you can also get in touch with us for help anytime.