There are numerous ways to direct a domain address to an alternative domain or subdomain and one of them is by setting up a CNAME record. If you own a domain and you have developed a website through some online 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 redirects to subdomain.provider.com. What you will achieve in this way is that www.your-domain.com is going to 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 essential to know that if you create a CNAME record, any other records your domain may have will stop working, so you cannot have both a CNAME record pointing to one provider and functioning e-mail address with a different one. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and in some cases further configuration may be necessary with the other company.
CNAME Records in Cloud Hosting
The Hepsia hosting CP, which our company offers with each and every Linux cloud service
, allows you to set up CNAME records for any domain address or subdomain hosted within the account with just a few clicks. If you're not confident how to go about it, you should check the video tutorial available within the Control Panel, read the in depth Help article on the subject, or you can simply contact us and we can assist you 24/7, although it is not likely that you'll experience any issues as all it takes to set up a new CNAME record is to pick a domain/subdomain, type the hostname you're forwarding to, and save the change. The new record will be fully active within the hour. Using CNAME records enables you to have better control of your domain names and website content and our system is simple and intuitive enough to allow people who have no previous experience to create this sort of records easily.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you have a semi-dedicated server
through our company and you wish to create a CNAME record, it will take just a few clicks to complete this task. The plans are handled through our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP in which you will find a section committed to the DNS records of the domain names and subdomains hosted in the account. To set up a CNAME record, you'll only have to choose the record type and the hostname (domain or subdomain), enter where the latter is going to be directed to and save the modification. The new record will be active almost right away in our system and will propagate worldwide within several hours. Editing or deleting an existing CNAME record in the account is equally simple and easy and takes a click. In the event you experience any problems, you can go through our in-depth help article, see the short video on the topic that we have added in the Control Panel, or you can just contact us for assistance.