There are lots of ways to point a domain name to an alternative domain or subdomain and one of them is by creating a CNAME record. In case you own a domain and you've created a website using some on-line service that provides you with a service subdomain, you could easily link the two by setting up 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 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 may have will stop working, so you cannot have both a CNAME record pointing to one company and functioning e-mail address with another one. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and often more configuration may be needed with the other provider.

CNAME Records in Website Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which we provide with each and every website hosting service, will enable you to create CNAME records for any domain address or subdomain hosted inside the account with just a few clicks. If you are not confident how to go about it, you can check out the video tutorial that's available within the Control Panel, read the in depth Help article on the subject, or you can simply contact us and we can assist you 24/7, though it is not likely you'll experience any issues as all it takes to set up a new CNAME record is to choose a domain/subdomain, type the hostname that you're redirecting 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 of your domains and site content and our system is simple and user-friendly enough to allow people with no previous experience to set up this sort of records with ease.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Managing DNS records usually seems to be a difficult task to people with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each semi-dedicated hosting which we provide, is extremely simple to use. If you need to set up a CNAME record for any purpose, all that you have to do will be to select the domain address or subdomain that you need, choose the type of record, which will be CNAME in this case, then input the value i.e. the domain address 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 Control Panel. Within the hour the new record is going to be 100 % active and within several hours it's going to propagate worldwide. If you aren't sure what you have to do, we have prepared an in depth help article and a short video tutorial concerning how to go about creating a CNAME record and they're both located in that same section of Hepsia. Needless to say, you can also get in touch with us for help at any moment.