There are numerous ways to point a domain address to another domain or subdomain and one of them is by setting up a CNAME record. In case you own a domain and you've set up a website through some online service which 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 Internet 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 set up a CNAME record, any other records your domain name may have will stop functioning, so you cannot have both a CNAME record pointing to one provider and functioning e-mail address with another. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and in some cases further configuration may be necessary with the other provider.

CNAME Records in Shared Hosting

Setting up a CNAME record using our shared hosting service is very simple. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel includes a section devoted to the DNS records of your domain addresses, so you can create a new CNAME record for any domain or subdomain hosted within your account in a couple of easy steps. You'll find a video tutorial within the same section in which you can see the process first-hand. This feature gives you many possibilities - if you set up a company website on our end, for instance, the staff can use their emails with the company domain, not with the address of our mail server. If you decide to set up a site using a different provider that offers online web design services, you can easily forward a domain hosted here and use it for the site. Last, but not least, if you have an on-line store and you have a billing system for http://your-domain.com and/or an SSL certificate, you may set up a CNAME record for the www subdomain and direct it to the main domain name, so all your clients will be forwarded to a secure URL.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will be able to set up, change and delete CNAME records really easy with all of our semi-dedicated server plans. The accounts are managed from the custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel, and in one of its sections you will see all records for any domain name or subdomain you have added in your account. To create a new record, you just need to select the hostname that'll be forwarded (domain/subdomain), enter where it is going to be forwarded to, choose the record type, which will be CNAME in this case, and you'll be all set. Even if you haven't 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 on how to create a CNAME record, both of which can be found in the exact same section of Hepsia. With this function, you can easily use a domain address hosted on our groundbreaking cloud hosting platform for an Internet site created somewhere else, create a custom webmail login address with any of your domain names, and more.