There are several ways to direct a domain to another domain or subdomain and one of them is by setting up a CNAME record. If you own a domain and you have created a site through 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 points to subdomain.provider.com. What you will achieve by doing this is that www.your-domain.com is going to be in the web browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned website 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 may have will stop working, so you cannot have both a CNAME record pointing to one provider and working e-mail address with a different one. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and frequently additional configuration may be required with the other company.

CNAME Records in Hosting

If you have a hosting plan from our company and you want to set up a CNAME record, it'll take you a few clicks to do it. You can access the DNS records for all domains and subdomains hosted in your account via the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with every single plan and adding a new record is as basic as clicking on a button, picking out the type, which will be CNAME in this case, inputting the actual record value and saving the modification. If you have never added this sort of record before, we have a Help section with a detailed video tutorial you can watch, or you can just contact us and we'll help you with this task. If you have set up a site through another company, you want to use a private URL for your webmail or you wish to designate a subdomain to be used with the services of a different company, like Google Apps, all it takes is setting up a CNAME record with a couple of clicks inside your CP.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Managing DNS records usually seems to be a challenging task to people with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with each semi-dedicated hosting service which we provide, is quite simple to use. If you need to set up a CNAME record for any purpose, all you need to do will be to pick the domain name or subdomain you need, pick the type of record, that will be CNAME in this case, then enter the value i.e. the domain address or subdomain you are forwarding to. The procedure is very easy and you can create the record in the DNS Records section of the Control Panel. Within the hour the new record is going to be fully active and within a few hours it will propagate worldwide. If you aren't sure what you need to do, we have prepared an in depth help article and a short video tutorial on 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 assistance at any moment.