There are many ways to direct a domain 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 through some online service that provides you with a service subdomain, you can easily link the two by creating a CNAME record for your-domain.com that directs to subdomain.provider.com. What you'll achieve with this is that www.your-domain.com will be in the browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned Internet site from the servers of the third-party company. It is very important to know that if you create a CNAME record, any other records your domain address may have will stop working, so you can't have both a CNAME record pointing to one company and working email addresses with another. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and in some cases further configuration may be required with the other provider.
CNAME Records in Shared Web Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which we provide with each and every Linux shared web hosting, allows you to create CNAME records for any domain name or subdomain hosted inside the account with several clicks. If you aren't sure how to go about it, you can check the video tutorial that's available inside the Control Panel, read the comprehensive Help article on the subject, or just simply contact us and we can assist you 24/7, although it is not likely that you'll experience any issues as all it takes to create a new CNAME record is to select a domain/subdomain, input the hostname that you're pointing to, and save the change. The new record is going to be fully active within the hour. Using CNAME records permits you to have better control over your domain addresses and website content and our system is simple and user-friendly enough to allow people who have no previous experience to create this kind of records effortlessly.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
You're going to be able to create, modify and delete CNAME records really easy with any one of our semi-dedicated server plans. The accounts are controlled from the custom Hepsia hosting CP, and in one of its sections you will see all records for any domain name or subdomain that you have added in your account. To create a new record, you simply need to select the hostname which will be forwarded (domain/subdomain), input where it will be forwarded to, select the record type, which will be CNAME in this case, and you'll be all set. Even when you have never used a web hosting service before, our Control Panel is extremely intuitive to use, so you'll not have any problems. We also have a short video and a detailed help article concerning how to set up a CNAME record, both of which could be found in the exact same section of Hepsia. With this feature, you can easily use a domain hosted on our revolutionary cloud hosting platform for a website created elsewhere, create a custom webmail login address with any of your domain names, and a lot more.