There are various ways to direct a domain to a different domain or subdomain and one of them is by setting up a CNAME record. If you own a domain name and you have created a website using some online service which supplies 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 will achieve by doing this is that www.your-domain.com is going to be in the 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 set up 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 working email addresses with another one. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and in some cases further configuration may be needed with the other provider.

CNAME Records in Cloud Web Hosting

You can easily set up CNAME records in case you have a cloud web hosting through our company. We are going to supply you with an easy-to-use Control Panel that enables you to view all DNS records for the domain names and subdomains which are hosted within the account. Creating a CNAME record includes several basic steps - select the domain/subdomain, choose CNAME as the type, enter the hostname you are forwarding to, and then just click on the Save button. The process is as basic as that and the new record will be active almost instantly. That way, you'll have more control over your domain addresses and subdomains and over the content they open, you could set up a private URL for company e-mails, and more. If you feel unclear about how to set up a new record or you have never done such a task, you will find a short video tutorial where you could see the whole process first-hand. If you want to change or delete an existing CNAME record created for a domain/subdomain hosted on our end, it'll take you literally just a click to make it happen.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server from our company and you want to create a CNAME record, it will take no more than a few mouse clicks to complete this task. The plans are handled through our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel where you will discover a section dedicated to the DNS records of the domain addresses and subdomains hosted in the account. To set up a CNAME record, you will only have to select the record type and the hostname (domain or subdomain), type where the latter will be forwarded to and save the modification. The new record is going to be active almost right away in our system and will propagate worldwide within a few hours. Editing or deleting an existing CNAME record in the account is equally simple and takes a click. In case you experience any difficulties, you can go through our detailed help article, check out the short video on the subject that we have added in the Control Panel, or you can just contact us for assistance.