There are lots of ways to direct a domain to another domain or subdomain and one of them is by creating a CNAME record. When you own a domain and you have set up 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 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 essential to know that if you create a CNAME record, any other records your domain may have will stop functioning, so you cannot have both a CNAME record pointing to one company and working e-mail address with another. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and sometimes further configuration may be required with the other provider.
CNAME Records in Cloud Hosting
If you have a cloud hosting plan from our company and you would like to set up a CNAME record, it will take you just a few clicks to do it. You can access the DNS records for all domains and subdomains hosted in your account from the Hepsia CP that comes with each plan and adding a new record is as easy as clicking on a button, selecting the type, which is CNAME in this case, typing the actual record value and saving the change. In case you have never added this type of record before, we have a Help section with a detailed video tutorial that you can watch, or you can simply contact us and we will aid you with this task. If you have built an Internet site using another company, you want to use a private URL for your webmail or you wish to designate a subdomain for use with the services of a different company, such as Google Apps, all it takes is creating a CNAME record with a few mouse clicks within your Control Panel.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
You'll be able to set up, change and delete CNAME records very easy with any of our semi-dedicated server plans. The accounts are controlled through the custom Hepsia hosting CP, and in one of its sections you will see all records for every domain or subdomain that you've added in your account. To set up a new record, you simply need to pick the hostname which will be forwarded (domain/subdomain), enter where it is going to be forwarded to, choose the record type, that will be CNAME in this case, and you are going to be all set. Even when you have never used a web hosting service before, our CP is extremely easy to use, so you will not have any difficulties. We also have a short video and a detailed help article concerning how to set up a CNAME record, both of which could be found in the same section of Hepsia. With this function, you could easily use a domain name hosted on our cutting edge cloud hosting platform for an Internet site created someplace else, create a custom webmail login address with any of your domain addresses, and a lot more.