There are numerous ways to point a domain address to a different domain or subdomain and one of them is by setting up a CNAME record. If you own a domain name and you've set up a site using 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'll achieve in this way is that www.your-domain.com will be in the web browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned website from the servers of the third-party company. It is important to know that if you create a CNAME record, any other records your domain address may have will stop working, so you can't have both a CNAME record pointing to one provider and working 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 provider.

CNAME Records in Cloud Website Hosting

In case you have a cloud website hosting plan from our company and you want to create a CNAME record, it'll take you just a few mouse clicks to make it happen. You can access the DNS records for all domain names and subdomains hosted within your account via the Hepsia CP offered with each plan and adding a new record is as easy as clicking on a button, picking out the type, which will be CNAME in this case, typing the actual record value and saving the modification. If you have never added this type of record before, you will find a Help section with a detailed video tutorial you can watch, or you can just contact us and we'll assist you with this task. If you have built an Internet site using another company, 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 setting up a CNAME record with a couple of clicks inside your CP.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server from our company and you want to create a CNAME record, it requires just a few clicks to complete this task. The plans are handled through our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP in which you will discover a section devoted to the DNS records of the domains and subdomains hosted within the account. To create a CNAME record, you will only have to choose the record type and the hostname (domain or subdomain), input where the latter will be directed to and save the modification. The new record will be active almost immediately in our system and will propagate worldwide within a few hours. Editing or deleting an existing CNAME record inside the account is equally simple and takes a click. If you experience any problems, you can go through our comprehensive help article, check out the short video on the subject that we have added in the CP, or you can just contact us for help.