There are various ways to redirect a domain name to a different domain or subdomain and one of them is by setting up a CNAME record. If you own a domain and you've created a website through some on-line service which provides you with a service subdomain, you can easily link the two by setting up a CNAME record for your-domain.com that points to subdomain.provider.com. What you will achieve in this way is that www.your-domain.com is going to be in the Internet browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned 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 may have will stop working, so you cannot have both a CNAME record pointing to one provider and functioning email addresses with another one. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and frequently further configuration may be necessary with the other provider.
CNAME Records in Hosting
In case you have a hosting plan from our company and you wish to create a CNAME record, it'll take you a few mouse clicks to get it done. You can access the DNS records for all domains and subdomains hosted within your account through the Hepsia CP included with every single plan and adding a new record is as easy as clicking on a button, choosing the type, that will be CNAME in this case, inputting the actual record value and saving the change. If you've never added this sort of record before, we have a Help section with a detailed video tutorial which you can watch, or you can just contact us and we will assist you with this task. If you have set up a website via another company, 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 mouse clicks in your Control Panel.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You will be able to create, modify and delete CNAME records easily with any of our semi-dedicated server plans. The accounts are handled through the custom Hepsia hosting CP, and in one of its sections you will see all records for any domain name or subdomain you have added in your account. To set up a new record, you need to pick the hostname that'll be forwarded (domain/subdomain), type where it is going to be forwarded to, pick the record type, that will be CNAME in this case, and you will be all set. In case you haven't used a web hosting service before, our CP is extremely intuitive to use, so you'll not have any troubles. We also have a short video and a detailed help article regarding how to set up a CNAME record, both of which can be found in the same section of Hepsia. With this feature, you can easily use a domain address hosted on our innovative cloud hosting platform for a site created someplace else, create a custom webmail login address with any of your domain addresses, and more.