There are various ways to direct 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've developed a site through 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 redirects 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 site 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 address may have will stop functioning, so you can't have both a CNAME record pointing to one provider and working e-mail address with another. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and sometimes further configuration may be necessary with the other provider.
CNAME Records in Cloud Website Hosting
If you have a cloud website hosting plan from our company and you would like to create a CNAME record, it will take you only a few mouse clicks to make it happen. You can access the DNS records for all domain addresses and subdomains hosted in your account through the Hepsia CP offered with each plan and adding a new record is as basic as clicking on a button, choosing the type, which is CNAME in this case, inputting the actual record value and saving the change. If you have never added this type of record before, you will find a Help section with a detailed video tutorial that you can watch, or you can simply contact us and we'll aid you with this task. If you have created a website through another provider, you want to use a private URL for your webmail or you wish to designate a subdomain to be used with the services of a different company, for instance Google Apps, all it takes is creating a CNAME record with a couple of clicks in your Control Panel.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
You are going to be able to set up, edit and delete CNAME records really easy with any of our semi-dedicated server plans. The accounts are controlled via 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 select the hostname which will be forwarded (domain/subdomain), input where it is going to be forwarded to, select the record type, that'll be CNAME in this case, and you'll be ready. In case you have never used a web hosting service before, our Control Panel is very intuitive to use, so you'll not have any difficulties. We also have a short video and a detailed help article regarding how to create a CNAME record, both of which could be found in the exact same section of Hepsia. With this function, you can easily use a domain address hosted on our innovative cloud hosting platform for an Internet site created someplace else, create a custom webmail login address with any of your domain names, and a lot more.