There are various ways to direct a domain name to a different domain or subdomain and one of them is by creating a CNAME record. If you own a domain name and you've set up a website using some on-line service which supplies 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're going to achieve with this is that www.your-domain.com will be in the Internet browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned website from the servers of the third-party provider. It is essential 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 directing to one provider and working e-mail address with another. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and often further configuration may be needed with the other provider.

CNAME Records in Website Hosting

You can easily set up CNAME records provided you have a website hosting from our company. We'll supply you with an easy-to-use CP which allows you to observe all DNS records for the domain names and subdomains that are hosted within the account. Creating a CNAME record requires a few easy steps - select the domain/subdomain, choose CNAME as the type, type in the hostname you are pointing to, and then simply click on the Save button. The procedure is as elementary as that and the new record is going to be active almost right away. This way, you are going to have more control over your domains and subdomains and over the content they open, you'll be able to create a private URL for company e-mails, and much more. If you feel unclear about how to create a new record or you have never done such a task, you will find there's a short video tutorial where you could see the whole process first-hand. If you decide to edit or delete an existing CNAME record created for a domain/subdomain hosted on our end, it'll require literally just a click to do it.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server through our company and you would like to create a CNAME record, it will take no more than a couple of mouse clicks to complete this task. The plans are handled using our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel in which you will discover a section dedicated to the DNS records of the domains and subdomains hosted in the account. To create a CNAME record, you'll simply have to pick the record type and the hostname (domain or subdomain), input where the latter is going to be directed to and save the change. The new record is going to be active almost right away in our system and will propagate worldwide within several hours. Editing or deleting an existing CNAME record inside the account is equally simple and easy and takes a click. In case you experience any troubles, you can go through our detailed help article, check out the short video on the subject that we have added in the Control Panel, or just contact us for help.