There are various ways to direct a domain 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 have developed a website through some on-line service which supplies you with a service subdomain, you could easily link the two by creating a CNAME record for your-domain.com that directs to subdomain.provider.com. What you'll achieve in this way is that www.your-domain.com will be in the Internet 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 set up a CNAME record, any other records your domain name may have will stop working, so you cannot have both a CNAME record directing to one company and working email addresses with another. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and sometimes more configuration may be needed with the other company.
CNAME Records in Cloud Web Hosting
The Hepsia hosting CP, which we offer with each and every Linux cloud web hosting, allows you to set up CNAME records for every single domain name or subdomain hosted in the account with only a few mouse clicks. If you're not certain how to go about it, you should check the video tutorial available within the Control Panel, read the in depth Help article on the subject, or simply contact us and we can assist you 24/7, even though it is not likely you'll experience any difficulties as all it takes to create a new CNAME record is to choose a domain/subdomain, input the hostname you're pointing to, and save the change. The new record will be fully active within the hour. Using CNAME records enables you to have better control of your domain names and site content and our system is simple and user-friendly enough to allow people with no previous experience to set up this kind of records effortlessly.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Managing DNS records usually seems to be a challenging task to people with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with every semi-dedicated service that we offer, is very simple to use. If you want to create a CNAME record for any purpose, all that you will have to do will be to pick the domain address or subdomain you need, choose the type of record, that will be CNAME in this case, then input the value i.e. the domain address or subdomain you are forwarding to. The procedure is very easy and you can set up the record in the DNS Records section of the CP. Within the hour the new record is going to be 100 % active and within a few hours it will propagate around the world. If you're not sure what you need to do, we've prepared an in depth help article and a short video tutorial concerning how to go about creating a CNAME record and they're both located within that very same section of Hepsia. Naturally, you can also get in touch with us for assistance whenever you want.