There are lots of ways to point a domain to a different domain or subdomain and one of them is by setting up a CNAME record. In case you own a domain name and you have created a site using some on-line 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 are going to achieve as a result is that www.your-domain.com will be in the Internet browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned 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 name may have will stop working, so you cannot have both a CNAME record pointing to one provider and working e-mail address with another one. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and sometimes more configuration may be needed with the other company.
CNAME Records in Shared Hosting
In case you have a shared hosting plan through our company and you wish to set up a CNAME record, it will take you a few mouse clicks to do it. You can access the DNS records for all domain addresses and subdomains hosted inside your account through the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with every single plan and adding a new record is as basic as clicking on a button, selecting the type, that will be CNAME in this case, entering the actual record value and saving the modification. If you have never added this sort of record before, we have a Help section with a detailed video tutorial you can watch, or you can just contact us and we will help you with this task. If you have built a website through 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 company, for example Google Apps, all it takes is setting up a CNAME record with a few clicks inside your Control Panel.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
You're going to be able to create, change and delete CNAME records very easy with all of our semi-dedicated server plans. The accounts are controlled through the custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel, and in one of its sections you will see all records for every domain address or subdomain you have added in your account. To create a new record, you just need to choose the hostname that will be forwarded (domain/subdomain), input where it will be forwarded to, pick the record type, that will be CNAME in this case, and you will be ready. Even when you have never used a web hosting service before, our CP is very intuitive to use, so you will not have any issues. We also have a short video and an in-depth help article regarding how to set up a CNAME record, both of which can be found in the exact same section of Hepsia. With this feature, you can easily use a domain hosted on our revolutionary cloud hosting platform for a website created someplace else, set up a custom webmail login address with any of your domain names, and much more.