There are many 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 name and you have set up a website through some on-line service which 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're going to achieve as a result is that www.your-domain.com is going to be in the Internet browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned Internet site from the servers of the third-party company. It is important to know that if you set up a CNAME record, any other records your domain may have will stop functioning, so you cannot have both a CNAME record pointing to one company and working email addresses with another one. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and sometimes more configuration may be needed with the other company.

CNAME Records in Cloud Hosting

You can effortlessly create CNAME records if you have a Linux cloud hosting plan from our company. We're going to provide you with an easy-to-use CP which allows you to see all DNS records for the domains and subdomains which are hosted inside the account. Creating a CNAME record requires several simple steps - choose the domain/subdomain, pick CNAME as the type, enter the hostname you are forwarding to, after that just click the Save button. The process is as basic as that and the new record is going to be active almost instantly. This way, you are going to have more control over your domain names and subdomains and over the content they open, you could set up a private URL for company emails, and more. If you feel uncertain about how to set up a new record or you have never done such a task, you will find there's a short video tutorial where you could see the whole process first-hand. If you want to modify or delete an existing CNAME record created for a domain/subdomain hosted on our end, it'll take you literally just a click to make it happen.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with every one of our semi-dedicated server accounts, will allow you to set up a CNAME record without difficulty. When you want to create a private URL for your emails, to redirect a domain name to a subdomain in the account or to forward a domain address to another company and use some third-party service which they provide, it will not take you more than 3 mouse clicks to create this type of 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 Control Panel, so when you are there, all you will have to do will be to pick the type of the record that you want to set up and the hostname for which you are creating it, and then enter the actual record text. For your benefit, you can watch a short video within the Control Panel concerning how to create a CNAME record or you can follow the instructions in the help article, which is available in the DNS records section.