There are many ways to direct a domain address to an alternative domain or subdomain and one of them is by creating a CNAME record. If you own a domain and you've set up a website through some on-line service that provides you with a service subdomain, you could easily link the two by setting up 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 browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned website from the servers of the third-party company. 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 can't have both a CNAME record pointing to one company and functioning e-mail address with another one. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and in some cases further configuration may be required with the other company.

CNAME Records in Cloud Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which our company offers with each and every cloud hosting service, will enable you to create CNAME records for every single domain name or subdomain hosted inside the account with several clicks. If you aren't certain how to go about it, you can check the video tutorial that's available inside the Control Panel, read the detailed Help article on the subject, or you can simply contact us and we can help you 24/7, although it is unlikely that you will experience any issues as all it takes to set up a new CNAME record is to choose a domain/subdomain, type the hostname you are forwarding to, and save the modification. The new record will be fully active within the hour. Using CNAME records enables you to have better control of your domain addresses and site content and our system is simple and intuitive enough to allow individuals with no previous experience to set up such records with ease.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

You're going to be able to set up, change and delete CNAME records really easy with all of our semi-dedicated server plans. The accounts are managed via the custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel, and in one of its sections you'll see all records for every domain name or subdomain you have added in your account. To set up a new record, you just have to pick the hostname which will be forwarded (domain/subdomain), type in where it is going to be forwarded to, select the record type, which will be CNAME in this case, and you will be all set. Even if you have never used a web hosting service before, our CP is quite intuitive to use, so you will not have any problems. We also have a short video and a detailed help article concerning how to create a CNAME record, both of which are available in the exact same section of Hepsia. With this function, you could easily use a domain name hosted on our cutting edge cloud hosting platform for a website created elsewhere, set up a custom webmail login address with any of your domain addresses, and a lot more.