There are numerous ways to direct a domain to another domain or subdomain and one of them is by creating a CNAME record. When you own a domain name and you have created a site using some on-line service which supplies you with a service subdomain, you could easily link the two by creating 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 is going to be in the browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned website from the servers of the third-party company. You should know that if you create a CNAME record, any other records your domain name may have will stop functioning, so you cannot have both a CNAME record pointing to one company and working e-mail address with another one. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and in some cases more configuration may be needed with the other provider.

CNAME Records in Web Hosting

In case you have a web hosting plan through our company and you wish to set up a CNAME record, it'll take you just a few mouse clicks to make it happen. You can access the DNS records for all domain names and subdomains hosted inside your account from the Hepsia CP included with each plan and adding a new record is as simple as clicking on a button, selecting the type, that will be CNAME in this case, inputting the actual record value and saving the modification. If you've never added this kind of record before, you will find a Help section with a detailed video tutorial you can watch, or you can just contact us and we will aid you with this task. If you have built a site through another provider, you want to use a private URL for your webmail or you want to designate a subdomain for use with the services of a different provider, such as Google Apps, all it takes is setting up a CNAME record with a couple of mouse clicks inside your Control Panel.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with every single one of our semi-dedicated server accounts, will allow you to set up a CNAME record without difficulty. If you want to create a private URL for your e-mails, to forward a domain to a subdomain within the account or to forward a domain to another provider and use some third-party service that they provide, it won't require more than three mouse clicks to create this type of record. All DNS records for the domains and subdomains hosted in the semi-dedicated account are going to be listed in a separate section in the CP, so once you're there, all you will have to do will be to pick the type of the record that you want to set up and the hostname for which you are creating it, and then enter the actual record text. For your benefit, you can see a short video in the Control Panel about how to set up a CNAME record or you can follow the instructions in the help article, which is available in the DNS records section.