There are lots of 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 have created a site using some online 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're going to achieve as a result is that www.your-domain.com will be in the Internet browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned site from the servers of the third-party provider. It is very important to know that if you create a CNAME record, any other records your domain name may have will stop working, so you cannot have both a CNAME record directing to one company and functioning e-mail address with another one. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and frequently further configuration may be necessary with the other company.

CNAME Records in Website Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which our company offers with each and every website hosting package, will enable you to create CNAME records for every domain address or subdomain hosted in the account with only a few clicks. If you are not absolutely sure how to go about it, you can check out the video tutorial that's available within the CP, read the in depth Help article on the subject, or just simply contact us and we can assist you 24/7, though it is unlikely that you will experience any issues as all it takes to create a new CNAME record is to choose a domain/subdomain, enter the hostname you are pointing to, and save the change. The new record will be fully active within the hour. Using CNAME records permits you to have better control over your domain addresses and website content and our system is simple and intuitive enough to allow individuals with no previous experience to set up this kind of records easily.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You'll be able to set up, change and delete CNAME records very easy with all of our semi-dedicated server plans. The accounts are managed via the custom Hepsia hosting CP, and in one of its sections you'll see all records for any domain address or subdomain which you have added in your account. To create a new record, you just need to select the hostname that will be forwarded (domain/subdomain), input where it will be forwarded to, select the record type, which will be CNAME in this case, and you're going to be all set. Even when you have never used a web hosting service before, our Control Panel is quite easy to use, so you will not have any issues. We also have a short video and a detailed help article on how to create a CNAME record, both of which could be found in the same section of Hepsia. With this feature, you could easily use a domain hosted on our groundbreaking cloud hosting platform for an Internet site created someplace else, create a custom webmail login address with any of your domain addresses, plus much more.