There are various ways to point a domain name to another domain or subdomain and one of them is by setting up a CNAME record. When you own a domain name and you've created a website through some online service that provides you with a service subdomain, you can easily link the two by creating a CNAME record for your-domain.com that points to subdomain.provider.com. What you'll achieve with this is that www.your-domain.com is going to be in the Internet browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned website from the servers of the third-party company. It is essential to know that if you set up 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 working e-mail address with another. 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 Hosting

You can effortlessly set up CNAME records provided you have a Linux hosting package with our company. We are going to supply you with an easy-to-use Control Panel which allows you to observe all DNS records for the domains and subdomains which are hosted inside the account. Creating a CNAME record includes several basic steps - choose the domain/subdomain, choose CNAME as the type, enter the hostname you are forwarding to, and then simply click the Save button. The procedure is as simple as that and the new record will be active almost right away. In this way, you're going to have more control over your domain names and subdomains and over the content they open, you can create a private URL for company emails, and much more. If you feel unsure about how to create a new record or you have never done such a task, you will find there's a short video tutorial where you could see the whole process first-hand. If you want to edit or delete an existing CNAME record created for a domain/subdomain hosted on our end, it will take you literally simply a mouse click to do it.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server with our company and you would like to create a CNAME record, it requires no more than a couple of mouse clicks to complete this task. The plans are managed using our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel where you will see a section devoted to the DNS records of the domains and subdomains hosted in the account. To set up a CNAME record, you'll 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 change. The new record will be active almost immediately in our system and will propagate worldwide within a few hours. Changing or deleting an existing CNAME record inside the account is just as simple and easy and takes a click. In the event you experience any problems, you can go through our detailed help article, watch the short video on the topic that we have added in the CP, or just contact us for help.