There are lots of ways to direct a domain to an alternative domain or subdomain and one of them is by creating a CNAME record. In case you own a domain and you have developed a website through some online service that provides you with a service subdomain, you can easily link the two by creating a CNAME record for your-domain.com that points to subdomain.provider.com. What you will 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. It is essential 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 pointing to one provider and functioning email addresses with a different one. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and in some cases further configuration may be necessary with the other company.
CNAME Records in Shared Hosting
In case you have a shared hosting plan from our company and you would like to create a CNAME record, it will take you just a few clicks to do it. You can access the DNS records for all domain names and subdomains hosted in your account via the Hepsia Control Panel included with every single plan and adding a new record is as easy as clicking on a button, selecting the type, which will be CNAME in this case, inputting the actual record value and saving the change. If you have never added this kind of record before, you will find a Help section with a detailed video tutorial that you can watch, or you can simply contact us and we'll assist you with this task. If you have created an Internet site through another provider, you want to use a private URL for your webmail or you would like to designate a subdomain for use with the services of a different company, for instance Google Apps, all it takes is creating a CNAME record with a couple of clicks within your CP.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
You'll be able to create, edit and delete CNAME records easily with any of our semi-dedicated server plans. The accounts are managed via the custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel, and in one of its sections you will see all records for every domain name or subdomain you have added in your account. To set up a new record, you just have to select the hostname that'll be forwarded (domain/subdomain), input where it is going to be forwarded to, select the record type, that'll be CNAME in this case, and you will be ready. Even if you haven't used a web hosting service before, our CP is extremely intuitive to use, so you'll not have any troubles. We also have a short video and a detailed help article concerning how to create a CNAME record, both of which are available in the exact same section of Hepsia. With this feature, you can easily use a domain name hosted on our innovative cloud hosting platform for a site created somewhere else, create a custom webmail login address with any of your domain addresses, plus much more.