There are various ways to redirect a domain to an alternative domain or subdomain and one of them is by creating a CNAME record. In case you own a domain name and you've set up a site through 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 are going to achieve as a result is that www.your-domain.com is going to be in the browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned Internet site from the servers of the third-party provider. It is essential to know that if you create a CNAME record, any other records your domain address may have will stop functioning, so you cannot have both a CNAME record pointing to one company and working email addresses 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 company.
CNAME Records in Shared Hosting
You can effortlessly set up CNAME records if you have a shared hosting with our company. We will provide you with an easy-to-use Control Panel that enables you to see all DNS records for the domain addresses and subdomains that are hosted in the account. Creating a CNAME record requires a few basic steps - pick the domain/subdomain, select CNAME as the type, type in the hostname you are forwarding to, after that simply click 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 addresses and subdomains and over the content they open, you'll be able to create a private URL for company emails, and much more. If you feel uncertain about how to set up a new record or you have never done such a task, we have a short video tutorial in which you can see the whole process first-hand. If you choose to edit or delete an existing CNAME record created for a domain/subdomain hosted on our end, it'll require literally simply a click to do it.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Managing DNS records usually seems to be a challenging task to those with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each semi-dedicated hosting that we offer, is very easy to use. If you would like to set up a CNAME record for any purpose, all that you need to do will be to pick the domain address or subdomain you need, pick the type of record, that will be CNAME in this case, then input the value i.e. the domain address or subdomain you are forwarding to. The procedure is quite simple and you can create the record in the DNS Records section of the CP. Within the hour the new record is going to be 100 % active and within a couple of hours it is going to propagate worldwide. If you aren't sure what you should do, we have prepared an in depth help article and a short video tutorial on how to go about creating a CNAME record and they're both situated in that very same section of Hepsia. Needless to say, you can also get in touch with us for assistance whenever you want.