There are lots of ways to redirect a domain address to an alternative domain or subdomain and one of them is by creating a CNAME record. In case you own a domain and you've developed a site using some online service which supplies 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'll achieve as a result is that www.your-domain.com is going to be in the browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned site 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 may have will stop functioning, so you can't have both a CNAME record pointing to one provider and functioning email addresses with another. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and sometimes further configuration may be necessary with the other company.
CNAME Records in Hosting
In case you have a hosting plan through our company and you would like to create a CNAME record, it will take you only a few mouse clicks to make it happen. You can access the DNS records for all domains and subdomains hosted inside your account through the Hepsia CP included with every single plan and adding a new record is as easy as clicking on a button, picking out the type, which will be CNAME in this case, typing the actual record value and saving the modification. If you have never added this type of record before, you will discover a Help section with a detailed video tutorial that you can watch, or you can simply contact us and we will assist you with this task. If you have set up a website using another company, you want to use a private URL for your webmail or you would like to designate a subdomain to be used with the services of a different provider, such as Google Apps, all it takes is setting up a CNAME record with a few mouse clicks in your Control Panel.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you have a semi-dedicated server through our company and you want to set up a CNAME record, it will require just a few mouse clicks to complete this task. The plans are handled through our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel where you will see a section dedicated to the DNS records of the domain names and subdomains hosted inside the account. To create a CNAME record, you'll only have to pick the record type and the hostname (domain or subdomain), input where the latter will be forwarded to and save the change. The new record is going to be active almost immediately in our system and will propagate worldwide within a few hours. Editing or deleting an existing CNAME record in the account is equally simple and takes a click. In the event you experience any problems, you can go through our comprehensive help article, watch the short video on the subject that we have added in the Control Panel, or you can just contact us for help.