There are lots of ways to direct a domain to an alternative domain or subdomain and one of them is by setting up a CNAME record. In case you own a domain and you've created a site using some on-line service that provides you with a service subdomain, you could easily link the two by setting up a CNAME record for your-domain.com that directs to subdomain.provider.com. What you'll achieve by doing this is that www.your-domain.com will be in the web browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned Internet site from the servers of the third-party provider. You should know that if you set up a CNAME record, any other records your domain name may have will stop functioning, so you can't have both a CNAME record pointing to one company and functioning email addresses with a different one. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and often further configuration may be necessary with the other company.
CNAME Records in Shared Hosting
If you have a shared hosting plan from our company and you want to set up a CNAME record, it'll take you just a few mouse clicks to do it. You can access the DNS records for all domain addresses and subdomains hosted inside your account from the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with every single plan and adding a new record is as basic as clicking on a button, choosing the type, that will be CNAME in this case, inputting the actual record value and saving the modification. If you have never added this type of record before, we have a Help section with a detailed video tutorial you can watch, or you can simply contact us and we'll assist you with this task. If you have created a 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 provider, such as Google Apps, all it takes is creating a CNAME record with a few clicks in your Control Panel.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you have a semi-dedicated server with our company and you wish to create a CNAME record, it will require only a few clicks to complete this task. The plans are managed using our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP where you will find a section devoted to the DNS records of the domain addresses and subdomains hosted in the account. To set up a CNAME record, you will simply have to choose the record type and the hostname (domain or subdomain), input where the latter is going to be pointed to and save the change. The new record will be active almost right away in our system and will propagate worldwide within several hours. Changing or deleting an existing CNAME record inside the account is equally easy and takes a click. If you experience any troubles, you can go through our in-depth help article, see the short video on the topic that we have added in the Control Panel, or simply contact us for assistance.