There are many ways to point a domain name to another domain or subdomain and one of them is by creating a CNAME record. In case you own a domain and you have created a website using some on-line service that provides you with a service subdomain, you can easily link the two by setting up a CNAME record for your-domain.com that directs to subdomain.provider.com. What you will achieve as a result is that www.your-domain.com is going to be in the browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned site from the servers of the third-party company. You should know that if you set up a CNAME record, any other records your domain may have will stop functioning, so you can't have both a CNAME record directing to one company and working e-mail address with another. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and sometimes additional configuration may be necessary with the other company.
CNAME Records in Web Hosting
If you have a web hosting plan through our company and you wish to create a CNAME record, it'll take you a few mouse clicks to get it done. You can access the DNS records for all domains and subdomains hosted inside your account from the Hepsia CP included with every single plan and adding a new record is as simple as clicking on a button, selecting the type, which will be CNAME in this case, typing the actual record value and saving the modification. If you've never added this sort of record before, you will discover a Help section with a detailed video tutorial which you can watch, or you can just contact us and we will aid you with this task. If you have set up a website via another company, you want to use a private URL for your webmail or you would like to designate a subdomain to be used with the services of a different provider, for example Google Apps, all it takes is setting up a CNAME record with a few clicks in your CP.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Managing DNS records usually appears to be a challenging task to those with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each and every Linux semi-dedicated hosting we offer, is extremely simple to use. If you wish to set up a CNAME record for any purpose, all that you will need to do will be to pick the domain address or subdomain that you need, choose the type of record, which will be CNAME in this case, then input the value i.e. the domain name or subdomain you are forwarding to. The procedure is very easy and you can set up the record in the DNS Records section of the CP. Within the hour the new record is going to be fully active and within several hours it is going to propagate around the globe. If you aren't sure what you need to do, we have prepared a comprehensive help article and a short video tutorial regarding how to go about creating a CNAME record and they are both situated in that same section of Hepsia. Of course, you can also get in touch with us for help at any time.