There are numerous ways to point a domain address to an alternative domain or subdomain and one of them is by setting up a CNAME record. When you own a domain name and you have created a site through some on-line service which provides you with a service subdomain, you can easily link the two by setting up a CNAME record for your-domain.com that directs to subdomain.provider.com. What you are going to achieve by doing this is that www.your-domain.com will be in the browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned website from the servers of the third-party provider. 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 working 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 Cloud Website Hosting

The Hepsia hosting CP, which we offer with each and every cloud website hosting package, allows you to create CNAME records for every domain name or subdomain hosted within the account with several clicks. If you're not absolutely sure how to go about it, you can check the video tutorial that is available within the Control Panel, read the in depth Help article on the subject, or simply contact us and we will help you 24/7, even though it is not likely that you'll experience any problems as all it takes to set up a new CNAME record is to select a domain/subdomain, type the hostname you are forwarding to, and save the modification. The new record is going to be fully active within the hour. Using CNAME records enables you to have better control of your domains and website content and our system is simple and user-friendly enough to allow people who have no previous experience to create this kind of records effortlessly.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server from our company and you would like to create a CNAME record, it will take just a few clicks to complete this task. The plans are handled through our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP in which you will find a section dedicated to the DNS records of the domain addresses and subdomains hosted in the account. To create a CNAME record, you'll simply have to select the record type and the hostname (domain or subdomain), type in where the latter is going to be redirected to and save the modification. The new record is going to be active almost right away in our system and will propagate worldwide within a couple of hours. Changing or deleting an existing CNAME record inside the account is just as simple and easy and takes a click. In the event you experience any troubles, you can go through our comprehensive help article, see the short video on the subject that we have added in the CP, or you can simply contact us for help.