There are various ways to direct a domain to an alternative domain or subdomain and one of them is by setting up a CNAME record. If you own a domain and you have created a website using some on-line service that 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'll achieve in this way 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 provider. You should know that if you set up a CNAME record, any other records your domain may have will stop working, so you can't have both a CNAME record directing to one provider and working e-mail address with a different one. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and frequently additional configuration may be required with the other company.

CNAME Records in Website Hosting

Creating a CNAME record with our Linux website hosting service is quite simple. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel has a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domain addresses, so you can create a new CNAME record for any domain or subdomain hosted inside your account in a couple of easy steps. You'll find a video tutorial within the same section where you can see the process first-hand. This feature offers you a variety of possibilities - if you set up a company website on our end, for example, the workers can use their e-mails with the company domain name, not with the address of our mail server. If you want to set up a site through a different company that offers online web design services, you can easily forward a domain address hosted here and use it for the site. Last, but not least, in case you have an on-line store and you have a billing system for http://your-domain.com and/or an SSL certificate, you'll be able to create a CNAME record for the www subdomain and direct it to the main domain, so all your customers will be forwarded to a secure URL.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Managing DNS records usually seems a difficult task to the people with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with each and every semi-dedicated hosting service that we offer, is very simple to use. If you need to set up a CNAME record for any purpose, all that you will have to do will be to pick the domain name or subdomain that you need, select the type of record, which 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 will be completely active and within several hours it will propagate around the world. If you are not sure what you need to do, we have prepared a detailed help article and a short video tutorial concerning how to go about creating a CNAME record and they are both located within that very same section of Hepsia. Of course, you can also get in touch with us for assistance whenever you want.