There are various ways to point a domain name to an alternative 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 using 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 directs to subdomain.provider.com. What you are 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 site from the servers of the third-party provider. It is essential to know that if you set up a CNAME record, any other records your domain address may have will stop functioning, so you can't have both a CNAME record pointing to one provider and working email addresses with a different one. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and sometimes more configuration may be necessary with the other provider.

CNAME Records in Website Hosting

You can effortlessly create CNAME records if you have a website hosting plan with our company. We will provide you with an easy-to-use CP that enables you to observe all DNS records for the domain addresses and subdomains which are hosted in the account. Creating a CNAME record includes a few easy steps - pick the domain/subdomain, select CNAME as the type, type in the hostname you are forwarding to, after that just click on the Save button. The process is as basic as that and the new record will be active almost immediately. In this way, you're going to have more control over your domain addresses and subdomains and over the content they open, you'll be able to create a private URL for company emails, and much more. If you feel uncertain about how to set up a new record or you have never done such a task, we have a short video tutorial where you could see the whole process first-hand. If you decide to edit or delete an existing CNAME record created for a domain/subdomain hosted on our end, it will take you literally simply a click to make it happen.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

You are going to be able to set up, change and delete CNAME records easily with all of our semi-dedicated server plans. The accounts are controlled from the custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel, and in one of its sections you will see all records for any domain or subdomain that you have added in your account. To set up a new record, you just need to choose the hostname which will be forwarded (domain/subdomain), type where it will be forwarded to, choose the record type, that'll be CNAME in this case, and you are going to be all set. Even if you haven't used a web hosting service before, our CP is quite easy to use, so you will not have any troubles. We also have a short video and a detailed help article on how to set up a CNAME record, both of which can be found in the same section of Hepsia. With this function, you can easily use a domain address hosted on our cutting edge cloud hosting platform for a website created elsewhere, create a custom webmail login address with any of your domain addresses, and much more.