There are various ways to redirect a domain address to an alternative domain or subdomain and one of them is by setting up a CNAME record. In case you own a domain name and you've set up a site using some on-line 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 points to subdomain.provider.com. What you'll achieve as a result is that www.your-domain.com will be in the browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned Internet site from the servers of the third-party provider. It is essential to 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 another. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and in some cases more configuration may be necessary with the other company.
CNAME Records in Cloud Hosting
In case you have a cloud hosting plan through our company and you wish to create a CNAME record, it'll take you just a few clicks to get it done. You can access the DNS records for all domain names and subdomains hosted inside your account through the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with each and every plan and adding a new record is as simple as clicking on a button, selecting the type, which is CNAME in this case, typing the actual record value and saving the modification. If you have never added this kind of record before, we have a Help section with a detailed video tutorial that you can watch, or you can simply contact us and we will assist you with this task. If you have created a site via another provider, you want to use a private URL for your webmail or you want to designate a subdomain to be used with the services of a different provider, such as Google Apps, all it takes is creating a CNAME record with a few mouse clicks inside your CP.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Managing DNS records usually appears to be a tough task to those with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with every single Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we provide, is very easy to use. If you would like to create a CNAME record for any purpose, all you will have to do will be to select the domain address or subdomain that you need, pick the type of record, which will be CNAME in this case, then type in the value i.e. the domain address or subdomain you are forwarding to. The process is quite simple and you can set up the record in the DNS Records section of the Control Panel. Within the hour the new record is going to be 100 % active and within a few hours it's going to propagate around the world. If you are not sure what you should do, we've prepared an in depth help article and a short video tutorial regarding how to go about creating a CNAME record and they are both located in that very same section of Hepsia. Of course, you can also get in touch with us for assistance at any time.