There are lots of ways to redirect a domain address to a different domain or subdomain and one of them is by creating a CNAME record. If you own a domain name and you've set up a site using some online service which supplies 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 in this way is that www.your-domain.com is going to be in the Internet browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned Internet site from the servers of the third-party company. It is important to know that if you set up a CNAME record, any other records your domain name may have will stop functioning, so you cannot have both a CNAME record directing to one company and functioning e-mail address with another. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and sometimes more configuration may be necessary with the other company.

CNAME Records in Shared Hosting

The Hepsia hosting CP, which we offer with each and every shared hosting, will allow you to set up CNAME records for every domain name or subdomain hosted inside the account with only a few mouse clicks. If you aren't certain how to go about it, you can check the video tutorial that is available in the CP, read the detailed Help article on the subject, or just simply contact us and we can help you 24/7, although it is not likely that you will experience any difficulties as all it takes to create a new CNAME record is to pick a domain/subdomain, type in the hostname you are forwarding 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 domains and site content and our system is simple and user-friendly enough to allow people who have no previous experience to create this kind of records with ease.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Managing DNS records usually seems to be a difficult task to those with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with every single semi-dedicated server we provide, is very simple to use. If you wish to create a CNAME record for any purpose, all that you will have to do will be to select the domain name or subdomain you need, select the type of record, which will be CNAME in this case, then type the value i.e. the domain address or subdomain you are forwarding to. The procedure is very simple and you can create the record in the DNS Records section of the Control Panel. Within the hour the new record will be completely active and within several hours it's going to propagate all over the world. If you're not sure what you should do, we have prepared an in depth help article and a short video tutorial concerning how to go about creating a CNAME record and they're both situated in that very same section of Hepsia. Needless to say, you can also get in touch with us for help at any moment.