There are lots of ways to point a domain address to another domain or subdomain and one of them is by setting up a CNAME record. When you own a domain name and you have set up a website through some on-line service which provides you with a service subdomain, you can easily link the two by creating a CNAME record for your-domain.com that directs to subdomain.provider.com. What you are going to achieve as a result is that www.your-domain.com is going to be in the Internet browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned site from the servers of the third-party company. You should know that if you create a CNAME record, any other records your domain may have will stop working, so you can't have both a CNAME record pointing to one provider and functioning email addresses with another. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and frequently further configuration may be required with the other company.

CNAME Records in Shared Hosting

The Hepsia hosting CP, which our company offers with each and every Linux shared hosting, allows you to set up CNAME records for any domain name or subdomain hosted in the account with several clicks. If you are not confident how to go about it, you can check the video tutorial that is available in the Control Panel, read the detailed Help article on the subject, or simply contact us and we can help you 24/7, though it is unlikely you'll experience any difficulties as all it takes to create a new CNAME record is to select a domain/subdomain, enter the hostname you're pointing to, and save the modification. The new record is going to be fully active within the hour. Using CNAME records enables you to have better control over your domain addresses and site content and our system is simple and user-friendly enough to allow individuals with no previous experience to create this kind of records effortlessly.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server from our company and you would like to set up a CNAME record, it requires just a few clicks to complete this task. The plans are managed via our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP where you will see a section dedicated to the DNS records of the domain names and subdomains hosted within the account. To create a CNAME record, you'll simply have to pick the record type and the hostname (domain or subdomain), key in where the latter will be redirected to and save the modification. The new record is going to be active almost immediately in our system and will propagate worldwide within a couple of hours. Changing or deleting an existing CNAME record inside the account is equally easy and takes a click. In case you experience any difficulties, 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 you can simply contact us for assistance.