There are various ways to point a domain address to another domain or subdomain and one of them is by setting up a CNAME record. When you own a domain and you have set up a website using some on-line service that provides you with a service subdomain, you could easily link the two by creating a CNAME record for your-domain.com that points to subdomain.provider.com. What you're going to achieve by doing this is that www.your-domain.com will be in the web browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned site from the servers of the third-party provider. It is important to know that if you create a CNAME record, any other records your domain address may have will stop working, so you can't have both a CNAME record directing to one company and functioning email addresses with a different one. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and sometimes further configuration may be required with the other company.

CNAME Records in Cloud Website Hosting

In case you have a cloud website hosting plan through our company and you wish to create a CNAME record, it will take you a few mouse clicks to get it done. You can access the DNS records for all domain names and subdomains hosted inside your account through the Hepsia Control Panel offered with each plan and adding a new record is as simple as clicking on a button, picking out the type, which will be CNAME in this case, entering the actual record value and saving the change. If you have never added this type of record before, you will discover a Help section with a detailed video tutorial which you can watch, or you can just contact us and we will assist you with this task. If you have set up an Internet site using another provider, you want to use a private URL for your webmail or you want to designate a subdomain for use with the services of a different company, for instance Google Apps, all it takes is creating a CNAME record with a couple of clicks in your CP.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will be able to set up, change and delete CNAME records easily with any of our semi-dedicated server plans. The accounts are managed via the custom Hepsia hosting CP, and in one of its sections you will see all records for any domain address or subdomain that you've added in your account. To set up a new record, you simply need 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 are going to be ready. Even when you have never used a web hosting service before, our Control Panel is very easy to use, so you will not have any issues. We also have a short video and a detailed help article regarding how to create a CNAME record, both of which are located in the same section of Hepsia. With this feature, you can easily use a domain address hosted on our groundbreaking cloud hosting platform for a website created somewhere else, set up a custom webmail login address with any of your domain names, and more.