There are several ways to direct a domain address to an alternative domain or subdomain and one of them is by creating a CNAME record. When you own a domain and you've created 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 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 very important to know that if you create a CNAME record, any other records your domain name may have will stop working, so you can't have both a CNAME record pointing to one company and functioning email addresses with another. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and frequently further configuration may be necessary with the other company.

CNAME Records in Hosting

Setting up a CNAME record through our hosting is quite simple. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel has a section devoted to the DNS records of your domain names, so you can set up a new CNAME record for any domain or subdomain hosted within your account in only a few basic steps. You'll find a video tutorial in the same section where you can see the process first-hand. This feature provides you with many possibilities - if you create a company website on our end, as an illustration, the workers can use their e-mails with the company domain address, not with the address of our mail server. If you wish to create a website using a different provider which offers online web design services, you can easily forward a domain hosted here and use it for the site. Last, but not least, in case you have a web-based store and you have a billing system for http://your-domain.com and/or an SSL certificate, you could set up a CNAME record for the www subdomain and direct it to the main domain address, so all your customers will be forwarded to a secure URL.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Managing DNS records usually seems to be a tough task to those with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with every semi-dedicated server that we provide, is quite simple to use. If you would like to create a CNAME record for any purpose, all that you will need to do will be to select the domain name or subdomain you need, choose the type of record, which will be CNAME in this case, then input the value i.e. the domain or subdomain you are forwarding to. The procedure is quite easy and you can set up the record in the DNS Records section of the CP. Within the hour the new record is going to be 100 % active and within several hours it will propagate around the world. If you aren't sure what you have to do, we've prepared an in depth help article and a short video tutorial on how to go about creating a CNAME record and they're both situated in that very same section of Hepsia. Naturally, you can also get in touch with us for assistance whenever you want.