There are lots of ways to point a domain address to an alternative domain or subdomain and one of them is by creating a CNAME record. In case you own a domain name and you've developed a site through some on-line service which supplies you with a service subdomain, you can easily link the two by creating a CNAME record for your-domain.com that directs to subdomain.provider.com. What you're going to achieve by doing this is that www.your-domain.com is going to be in the Internet 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 set up a CNAME record, any other records your domain name may have will stop functioning, so you can't have both a CNAME record directing to one provider and functioning e-mail address with another. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and sometimes additional configuration may be required with the other company.

CNAME Records in Shared Website Hosting

The Hepsia hosting CP, which we provide with each and every Linux shared website hosting package, will allow you to set up CNAME records for every domain name or subdomain hosted in the account with several mouse clicks. If you aren't certain how to go about it, you should check the video tutorial that is available in the Control Panel, read the detailed Help article on the subject, or you can simply contact us and we will help you 24/7, though it is not likely you'll experience any troubles as all it takes to create a new CNAME record is to pick a domain/subdomain, enter the hostname you are redirecting to, and save the modification. The new record will be fully active within the hour. Using CNAME records permits you to have better control of your domain addresses and website content and our system is simple and user-friendly enough to allow people with no previous experience to set up this sort of records easily.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You are going to be able to create, edit and delete CNAME records really easy with all of our semi-dedicated server plans. The accounts are handled through the custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel, and in one of its sections you'll see all records for every domain or subdomain you have added in your account. To set up a new record, you simply have to select the hostname that'll be forwarded (domain/subdomain), enter where it will be forwarded to, select the record type, that will be CNAME in this case, and you'll be ready. Even when you haven't used a web hosting service before, our Control Panel is extremely easy to use, so you'll not have any difficulties. We also have a short video and an in-depth help article concerning how to set up a CNAME record, both of which can be found in the exact same section of Hepsia. With this feature, you can easily use a domain address hosted on our groundbreaking cloud hosting platform for a site created elsewhere, set up a custom webmail login address with any of your domain addresses, and much more.