There are many ways to redirect a domain address to an alternative domain or subdomain and one of them is by creating a CNAME record. If you own a domain and you have set up a website using some online service which provides you with a service subdomain, you can easily link the two by creating a CNAME record for your-domain.com that points to subdomain.provider.com. What you will achieve in this way is that www.your-domain.com will be in the 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 create a CNAME record, any other records your domain may have will stop working, so you can't have both a CNAME record pointing to one provider and working email addresses with a different one. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and often additional configuration may be necessary with the other company.
CNAME Records in Shared Hosting
In case you have a shared hosting
plan through our company and you would like to create a CNAME record, it'll take you just a few clicks to get it done. You can access the DNS records for all domain addresses and subdomains hosted in your account through the Hepsia Control Panel offered with each plan and adding a new record is as basic as clicking on a button, selecting the type, that will be CNAME in this case, inputting the actual record value and saving the modification. If you've never added such a record before, we have a Help section with a detailed video tutorial you can watch, or you can just contact us and we'll aid you with this task. If you have created a website through another company, you want to use a private URL for your webmail or you want to designate a subdomain to be used with the services of a different company, 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 Servers
Managing DNS records usually seems a difficult task to people with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each Linux semi-dedicated hosting service
we offer, is extremely simple to use. If you would like to set up a CNAME record for any purpose, all you will have to do will be to pick the domain address or subdomain you need, pick the type of record, that 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 set up the record in the DNS Records section of the CP. Within the hour the new record will be completely active and within a few hours it'll propagate around the globe. If you're not sure what you have to do, we've prepared a comprehensive help article and a short video tutorial concerning how to go about creating a CNAME record and they're both situated in that same section of Hepsia. Naturally, you can also get in touch with us for assistance anytime.