There are numerous ways to point a domain to an alternative domain or subdomain and one of them is by setting up a CNAME record. When you own a domain and you have set up a website using some on-line service which provides you with a service subdomain, you can easily link the two by creating a CNAME record for that directs to What you're going to achieve as a result is that is going to 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 set up 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 email addresses with another one. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and sometimes further configuration may be necessary with the other provider.

CNAME Records in Shared Hosting

If you have a shared hosting plan through our company and you wish to set up a CNAME record, it'll take you only a few mouse clicks to get it done. You can access the DNS records for all domain addresses and subdomains hosted within your account through the Hepsia CP that comes 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, entering the actual record value and saving the change. If you have never added this sort 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 set up an Internet site via 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, like Google Apps, all it takes is setting up a CNAME record with a few clicks in your CP.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Managing DNS records usually seems to be a difficult task to the people with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with every single Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we offer, is quite easy to use. If you would like to set up a CNAME record for any purpose, all you need to do will be to pick the domain address or subdomain that you need, choose the type of record, that will be CNAME in this case, then input the value i.e. the domain name or subdomain you are forwarding to. The process is quite simple and you can create 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 several hours it is going to propagate worldwide. If you are not sure what you should do, we've prepared a comprehensive help article and a short video tutorial regarding how to go about creating a CNAME record and they're both located in that same section of Hepsia. Naturally, you can also get in touch with us for assistance whenever you want.