There are several ways to point a domain address to a different domain or subdomain and one of them is by setting up a CNAME record. In case you own a domain and you have developed a site using some online service which provides you with a service subdomain, you can easily link the two by setting up a CNAME record for your-domain.com that directs to subdomain.provider.com. What you will achieve with this is that www.your-domain.com is going to be in the browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned 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 address may have will stop working, so you can't have both a CNAME record directing to one company and working e-mail address with another one. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and sometimes more configuration may be necessary with the other company.
CNAME Records in Shared Hosting
You can easily set up CNAME records in case you have a Linux shared hosting from our company. We are going to provide you with an easy-to-use CP which allows you to see all DNS records for the domains and subdomains that are hosted in the account. Creating a CNAME record requires a few easy steps - select the domain/subdomain, pick CNAME as the type, type in the hostname you are pointing to, and then just click on the Save button. The procedure is as simple as that and the new record will be active almost immediately. In this way, you are going to have more control over your domain names and subdomains and over the content they open, you can set up a private URL for company e-mails, and much more. If you feel unclear about how to set up a new record or you have never done such a task, you will find a short video tutorial where you could see the whole process first-hand. If you want to change or delete an existing CNAME record created for a domain/subdomain hosted on our end, it'll take you literally only a mouse click to get it done.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Managing DNS records usually appears to be a tough task to people with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with every single Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we offer, is very simple to use. If you wish to set up a CNAME record for any purpose, all you have to do will be to choose the domain name or subdomain you need, pick the type of record, that will be CNAME in this case, then type the value i.e. the domain name or subdomain you are forwarding to. The procedure is quite easy and you can set up the record in the DNS Records section of the CP. Within the hour the new record will be 100 % active and within a few hours it's going to propagate all over the world. If you aren't sure what you need to do, we have prepared an in depth help article and a short video tutorial regarding how to go about creating a CNAME record and they're both located within that very same section of Hepsia. Needless to say, you can also get in touch with us for help anytime.