There are many ways to direct a domain address to an alternative domain or subdomain and one of them is by setting up a CNAME record. In case you own a domain and you've set up a website through some on-line 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 redirects to subdomain.provider.com. What you'll achieve with 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 company. 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 another one. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and frequently more configuration may be necessary with the other company.
CNAME Records in Shared Web Hosting
In case you have a shared web hosting
plan through our company and you want to set up a CNAME record, it will take you only a few clicks to get it done. You can access the DNS records for all domain addresses and subdomains hosted in your account from the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with every single plan and adding a new record is as basic as clicking on a button, selecting the type, which will be CNAME in this case, entering the actual record value and saving the modification. If you've never added this kind of record before, we have a Help section with a detailed video tutorial that you can watch, or you can simply contact us and we'll help you with this task. If you have built a website through another company, 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 provider, for example Google Apps, all it takes is creating a CNAME record with a couple of clicks within your Control Panel.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you have a semi-dedicated server
with our company and you wish to create a CNAME record, it will require just a couple of clicks to complete this task. The plans are handled using our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP where you will see a section devoted to the DNS records of the domains and subdomains hosted inside the account. To set up a CNAME record, you will only have to pick the record type and the hostname (domain or subdomain), enter where the latter is going to be directed to and save the modification. The new record will be active almost right away in our system and will propagate worldwide within several hours. Changing or deleting an existing CNAME record in the account is just as simple and takes a click. In the event you experience any difficulties, you can go through our in-depth help article, watch the short video on the topic that we have added in the CP, or you can simply contact us for help.