There are various ways to direct a domain address to another domain or subdomain and one of them is by creating a CNAME record. When you own a domain and you've developed a website using some on-line service which supplies you with a service subdomain, you could easily link the two by creating a CNAME record for your-domain.com that redirects to subdomain.provider.com. What you'll achieve with this is that www.your-domain.com is going to be in the browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned website from the servers of the third-party company. You should know that if you create a CNAME record, any other records your domain may have will stop functioning, so you can't have both a CNAME record pointing to one provider and working email addresses with another. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and sometimes further configuration may be necessary with the other company.
CNAME Records in Shared Hosting
You can effortlessly create CNAME records provided you have a Linux shared hosting service from our company. We'll provide you with an easy-to-use Control Panel which allows you to see all DNS records for the domain addresses and subdomains that are hosted inside the account. Setting up a CNAME record involves a number of easy steps - choose the domain/subdomain, pick CNAME as the type, type in the hostname you are forwarding to, and then simply click the Save button. The process is as easy as that and the new record is going to be active almost instantly. That way, you'll have more control over your domains and subdomains and over the content they open, you can set up a private URL for company emails, plus much more. If you feel uncertain about how to create a new record or you have never done such a task, we have a short video tutorial where you can 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'll require literally just a mouse click to do it.
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 CP, which comes with every semi-dedicated service which we offer, is quite easy to use. If you wish to set up a CNAME record for any purpose, all that you will have to do will be to select the domain or subdomain you need, choose the type of record, that will be CNAME in this case, then input the value i.e. the domain or subdomain you are forwarding to. The procedure is quite easy and you can create the record in the DNS Records section of the Control Panel. Within the hour the new record is going to be 100 % active and within several hours it's going to propagate around the world. If you're not sure what you should do, we have 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 in that same section of Hepsia. Naturally, you can also get in touch with us for help anytime.