There are lots of ways to direct a domain name to a different domain or subdomain and one of them is by creating a CNAME record. In case you own a domain and you've developed a site through some online service which provides you with a service subdomain, you could easily link the two by setting up 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 is going to be in the web browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned Internet site from the servers of the third-party company. It is important to know that if you set up a CNAME record, any other records your domain name may have will stop functioning, so you cannot 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 frequently more configuration may be necessary with the other company.

CNAME Records in Shared Web Hosting

You can effortlessly create CNAME records in case you have a Linux shared web hosting with our company. We'll supply you with an easy-to-use Control Panel that enables you to see all DNS records for the domain names and subdomains which are hosted inside the account. Creating a CNAME record requires a few basic steps - select the domain/subdomain, choose CNAME as the type, type in the hostname you are forwarding to, and then simply click on the Save button. The procedure is as elementary as that and the new record is going to be active almost instantly. That way, you'll have more control over your domain addresses and subdomains and over the content they open, you can create a private URL for company emails, and a lot more. If you feel unclear about how to set up a new record or you have never done such a task, we have a short video tutorial where you could see the whole process first-hand. If you want to edit or delete an existing CNAME record created for a domain/subdomain hosted on our end, it will take you literally simply a click to do it.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You are going to be able to create, change and delete CNAME records very easy with any of our semi-dedicated server plans. The accounts are managed using the custom Hepsia hosting CP, and in one of its sections you'll see all records for every domain name or subdomain that you've added in your account. To set up a new record, you have to choose the hostname which will be forwarded (domain/subdomain), type where it will be forwarded to, pick the record type, that'll be CNAME in this case, and you are going to be all set. Even when you have never used a web hosting service before, our Control Panel is incredibly intuitive to use, so you will not have any problems. We also have a short video and a detailed help article concerning how to create a CNAME record, both of which could be found in the same section of Hepsia. With this function, you could easily use a domain hosted on our groundbreaking cloud hosting platform for a site created someplace else, create a custom webmail login address with any of your domains, and much more.