There are many ways to point a domain address to another domain or subdomain and one of them is by setting up a CNAME record. When you own a domain and you have developed a website using some online service which supplies 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'll achieve with this is that www.your-domain.com will be in the Internet 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 set up a CNAME record, any other records your domain address may have will stop functioning, so you can't have both a CNAME record directing to one provider and working e-mail address with a different one. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and sometimes further configuration may be needed with the other provider.
CNAME Records in Website Hosting
The Hepsia hosting CP, which our company offers with each and every Linux website hosting, will permit you to create CNAME records for any domain or subdomain hosted in the account with just a few clicks. If you are not certain how to go about it, you can check the video tutorial available within the CP, read the comprehensive Help article on the subject, or simply contact us and we will help you 24/7, even though it is not likely that you will experience any difficulties as all it takes to create a new CNAME record is to pick a domain/subdomain, type in the hostname you are forwarding to, and save the modification. The new record will be fully active within the hour. Using CNAME records enables you to have better control over your domain addresses and site content and our system is simple and user-friendly enough to allow people with no previous experience to create such records effortlessly.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Managing DNS records usually appears to be a tough task to those with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each and every Linux semi-dedicated service which we offer, is extremely simple to use. If you would like to create a CNAME record for any purpose, all you will need to do will be to select the domain address or subdomain that you need, select the type of record, which will be CNAME in this case, then type in the value i.e. the domain or subdomain you are forwarding to. The procedure is quite easy and you can set up the record in the DNS Records section of the Control Panel. Within the hour the new record is going to be fully active and within a few hours it is going to propagate around the world. If you aren't sure what you need to do, we have prepared a comprehensive help article and a short video tutorial on how to go about creating a CNAME record and they're both located within that same section of Hepsia. Needless to say, you can also get in touch with us for assistance at any time.