There are many ways to point 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 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 redirects to subdomain.provider.com. What you'll achieve with this 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 provider. It is important to know that if you create a CNAME record, any other records your domain may have will stop functioning, so you cannot have both a CNAME record directing to one provider and functioning email addresses with another one. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and sometimes additional configuration may be required with the other company.
CNAME Records in Hosting
The Hepsia hosting CP, which we provide with each and every hosting plan, will enable you to create CNAME records for every single domain address or subdomain hosted inside the account with just a few clicks. If you're not certain how to go about it, you can check the video tutorial that's available in the CP, read the comprehensive Help article on the subject, or just simply contact us and we can help you 24/7, even though it is unlikely you'll experience any problems as all it takes to set up a new CNAME record is to select a domain/subdomain, input the hostname you are redirecting to, and save the change. The new record will be fully active within the hour. Using CNAME records allows you to have better control of your domain addresses and site content and our system is simple and intuitive enough to allow individuals with no previous experience to create this kind of records easily.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Managing DNS records usually seems a challenging task to people with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each semi-dedicated hosting plan that we provide, is quite easy to use. If you wish to set up a CNAME record for any purpose, all you will have to do will be to pick the domain address or subdomain you need, choose the type of record, that will be CNAME in this case, then enter the value i.e. the domain name or subdomain you are forwarding to. The process is very easy and you can set up the record in the DNS Records section of the Control Panel. Within the hour the new record is going to be 100 % active and within a few hours it will propagate around the globe. If you're not sure what you have to do, we've prepared a comprehensive help article and a short video tutorial on how to go about creating a CNAME record and they're both located in that same section of Hepsia. Needless to say, you can also get in touch with us for assistance whenever you want.