There are various ways to direct a domain address to another domain or subdomain and one of them is by creating a CNAME record. In case you own a domain name and you've set up a site through some online service that provides 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 in this way is that www.your-domain.com will be in the web browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned Internet site 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 name may have will stop functioning, so you can't have both a CNAME record pointing to one company and working e-mail address with another. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and sometimes more configuration may be required with the other company.

CNAME Records in Web Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which we provide with each and every web hosting plan, will enable you to create CNAME records for every single domain address or subdomain hosted within the account with just a few mouse clicks. If you aren't certain how to go about it, you can check the video tutorial that is available within the Control Panel, read the in depth Help article on the subject, or you can simply contact us and we can help you 24/7, though it is unlikely you'll experience any troubles as all it takes to create a new CNAME record is to choose a domain/subdomain, input the hostname you are pointing to, and save the modification. The new record is going to be fully active within the hour. Using CNAME records allows you to have better control of your domain names and site content and our system is simple and intuitive enough to allow people with no previous experience to create such records effortlessly.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Managing DNS records usually seems to be a difficult task to those with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with every single semi-dedicated plan 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 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 procedure is very easy and you can create the record in the DNS Records section of the CP. Within the hour the new record will be 100 % active and within a few hours it is going to propagate all over the world. If you aren't sure what you need to do, we have prepared a detailed help article and a short video tutorial on how to go about creating a CNAME record and they are both located within that same section of Hepsia. Naturally, you can also get in touch with us for help at any moment.