There are lots of ways to point a domain address 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 website through some online service that provides 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 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 website from the servers of the third-party provider. You should 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 provider and working e-mail address with another one. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and often more configuration may be needed with the other company.

CNAME Records in Web Hosting

If you have a web hosting plan through our company and you wish to set up a CNAME record, it will take you just a few clicks to make it happen. You can access the DNS records for all domain addresses and subdomains hosted within your account from the Hepsia Control Panel offered with each and every plan and adding a new record is as easy as clicking on a button, choosing the type, that will be CNAME in this case, typing the actual record value and saving the change. In case you have never added this type of record before, you will find a Help section with a detailed video tutorial which you can watch, or you can just contact us and we'll assist you with this task. If you have set up a site using another company, you want to use a private URL for your webmail or you would like to designate a subdomain for use with the services of a different company, such as Google Apps, all it takes is creating a CNAME record with a few clicks inside your Control Panel.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with each of our semi-dedicated server accounts, will allow you to set up a CNAME record easily. If you want to create a private URL for your e-mails, to forward a domain to a subdomain in the account or to forward a domain name to another provider and use some third-party service which they provide, it's not going to take you more than three mouse clicks to create such a record. All DNS records for the domain addresses and subdomains hosted in the semi-dedicated account are going to be listed in a separate section in the Control Panel, so when you are there, all you will have to do will be to pick the type of the record that you want to set up and the hostname for which you are creating it, and then type in the actual record text. For your convenience, you can watch a short video within the Control Panel concerning how to set up a CNAME record or you can refer to the instructions in the help article, which is available in the DNS records section.