There are lots of ways to point a domain name to another domain or subdomain and one of them is by creating a CNAME record. If you own a domain name and you have developed a website through some on-line service which supplies 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'll 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 website from the servers of the third-party provider. It is very important 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 company and functioning e-mail address with another. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and sometimes more configuration may be required with the other provider.

CNAME Records in Cloud Web Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which we provide with each and every Linux cloud web hosting plan, allows you to set up CNAME records for every single domain name or subdomain hosted in the account with just a few clicks. If you aren't sure how to go about it, you should check the video tutorial available within the CP, read the in depth Help article on the subject, or just simply contact us and we can help you 24/7, although it is unlikely that you will experience any problems as all it takes to create a new CNAME record is to select a domain/subdomain, input the hostname you are redirecting to, and save the modification. The new record will be fully active within the hour. Using CNAME records allows you to have better control of your domains and site content and our system is simple and intuitive enough to allow individuals with no previous experience to create this sort of records easily.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with every one of our semi-dedicated server accounts, allows you to set up a CNAME record easily. When you want to create a private URL for your emails, to redirect a domain address to a subdomain within the account or to forward a domain address to another provider and use some third-party service that they provide, it won't take you more than three mouse clicks to create such a record. All DNS records for the domain addresses and subdomains hosted inside the semi-dedicated account are going to be listed in a separate section in the CP, so when you're there, all that you will have to do will be to select 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 within the CP regarding how to create a CNAME record or you can follow the instructions in the help article, which is available in the DNS records section.