There are lots of ways to direct a domain name to another domain or subdomain and one of them is by setting up a CNAME record. When you own a domain and you've developed a website using some online service which provides you with a service subdomain, you can easily link the two by creating a CNAME record for your-domain.com that redirects to subdomain.provider.com. What you are going to achieve with this 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 can't have both a CNAME record directing to one provider and functioning email addresses with another one. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and frequently additional configuration may be required with the other provider.

CNAME Records in Cloud Website Hosting

The Hepsia hosting CP, which our company offers with each and every Linux cloud website hosting, will allow you to create CNAME records for every domain name or subdomain hosted within the account with several mouse clicks. If you aren't absolutely sure how to go about it, you can check out the video tutorial that's available in the Control Panel, read the detailed Help article on the subject, or simply contact us and we can help you 24/7, even though it is not likely you'll experience any troubles as all it takes to create a new CNAME record is to pick a domain/subdomain, enter the hostname you're 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 names and website content and our system is simple and intuitive enough to allow individuals with no previous experience to create such records easily.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

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