There are several ways to direct a domain to an alternative domain or subdomain and one of them is by creating a CNAME record. If you own a domain and you've developed a website using some on-line service that provides you with a service subdomain, you could easily link the two by creating a CNAME record for your-domain.com that directs 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 browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned Internet site from the servers of the third-party company. It is essential 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 directing to one company and functioning e-mail address 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 Cloud Website Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which we provide with each and every cloud website hosting, allows you to set up CNAME records for every single domain address or subdomain hosted in the account with only a few mouse clicks. If you aren't absolutely sure how to go about it, you can check out the video tutorial that's available inside the Control Panel, read the comprehensive Help article on the subject, or just simply contact us and we can help you 24/7, though it is unlikely that you'll experience any difficulties as all it takes to create a new CNAME record is to choose a domain/subdomain, enter the hostname you're pointing to, and save the change. The new record will be fully active within the hour. Using CNAME records enables you to have better control over your domain names and website content and our system is simple and user-friendly enough to allow people with no previous experience to create this sort of records easily.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Managing DNS records usually seems to be a challenging task to those with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with every single semi-dedicated server that we offer, is quite easy to use. If you wish to create a CNAME record for any purpose, all that you need to do will be to choose the domain or subdomain you need, select the type of record, that will be CNAME in this case, then enter 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 Control Panel. Within the hour the new record is going to be fully active and within a couple of hours it is going to propagate around the world. If you aren't sure what you need 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 located within that very same section of Hepsia. Of course, you can also get in touch with us for help at any time.