There are several ways to direct a domain address to an alternative domain or subdomain and one of them is by setting up a CNAME record. When you own a domain and you've developed a site using some online service which supplies 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 in this way is that www.your-domain.com will be in the web browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned website from the servers of the third-party company. It is essential to know that if you set up a CNAME record, any other records your domain name may have will stop working, so you cannot have both a CNAME record directing to one company and working e-mail address with another one. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and often further configuration may be necessary with the other provider.

CNAME Records in Shared Web Hosting

You can effortlessly set up CNAME records provided you have a shared web hosting service with our company. We will provide you with an easy-to-use CP that enables you to see all DNS records for the domain addresses and subdomains that are hosted in the account. Creating a CNAME record includes several simple steps - pick the domain/subdomain, pick CNAME as the type, enter the hostname you are redirecting to, and then simply click on the Save button. The procedure is as easy as that and the new record is going to be active almost instantly. This way, you will have more control over your domain names and subdomains and over the content they open, you'll be able to create a private URL for company e-mails, plus much more. If you feel unsure about how to set up a new record or you have never done such a task, you will find a short video tutorial where you can see the whole process first-hand. If you decide to change or delete an existing CNAME record created for a domain/subdomain hosted on our end, it will take you literally just a mouse click to do it.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You're going to be able to set up, change and delete CNAME records easily with any one of our semi-dedicated server plans. The accounts are handled from the custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel, and in one of its sections you will see all records for every domain name or subdomain that you've added in your account. To create a new record, you need to pick the hostname which will be forwarded (domain/subdomain), type in where it is going to be forwarded to, choose the record type, which will be CNAME in this case, and you are going to be ready. In case you haven't used a web hosting service before, our Control Panel is quite intuitive to use, so you'll not have any troubles. We also have a short video and an in-depth help article concerning how to create a CNAME record, both of which can be found in the exact same section of Hepsia. With this feature, you could easily use a domain address hosted on our innovative cloud hosting platform for a site created somewhere else, set up a custom webmail login address with any of your domains, plus much more.