There are numerous ways to redirect 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 have developed a site using 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 points to subdomain.provider.com. What you're going to achieve as a result is that www.your-domain.com will be in the 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 e-mail address with a different one. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and frequently additional configuration may be necessary with the other provider.

CNAME Records in Shared Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which our company offers with each and every Linux shared hosting plan, will enable you to create CNAME records for every domain address or subdomain hosted in the account with only a few mouse clicks. If you aren't sure how to go about it, you should check the video tutorial that's available inside the CP, read the in depth Help article on the subject, or you can simply contact us and we will help you 24/7, although it is unlikely that you'll experience any issues as all it takes to create a new CNAME record is to pick a domain/subdomain, enter the hostname you are redirecting to, and save the change. 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 intuitive enough to allow individuals with no previous experience to set up such records easily.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server with our company and you wish to set up a CNAME record, it requires just a few clicks to complete this task. The plans are managed through our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP where you will find a section committed to the DNS records of the domains and subdomains hosted within the account. To set up a CNAME record, you will only have to pick the record type and the hostname (domain or subdomain), type in where the latter is going to be pointed to and save the modification. The new record will be active almost immediately in our system and will propagate worldwide within a couple of hours. Modifying or deleting an existing CNAME record within the account is equally simple and easy and takes a click. If you experience any troubles, you can go through our comprehensive help article, see the short video on the topic that we have added in the CP, or just contact us for help.