There are various ways to point a domain to another domain or subdomain and one of them is by creating a CNAME record. When you own a domain and you've developed a website using some online service which supplies you with a service subdomain, you could easily link the two by setting up a CNAME record for your-domain.com that redirects to subdomain.provider.com. What you'll achieve as a result 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 address may have will stop functioning, 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 in some cases further configuration may be required with the other company.

CNAME Records in Web Hosting

You can effortlessly set up CNAME records in case you have a Linux web hosting service through our company. We'll provide you with an easy-to-use Control Panel where you can view all DNS records for the domains and subdomains that are hosted in the account. Setting up a CNAME record requires a few simple steps - select the domain/subdomain, choose CNAME as the type, enter the hostname you are pointing to, and then simply click on the Save button. The process is as simple as that and the new record is going to be active almost instantly. That way, you're going to have more control over your domain names and subdomains and over the content they open, you can set up a private URL for company e-mails, and a lot more. If you feel uncertain about how to create a new record or you have never done such a task, you will find a short video tutorial where you can see the whole process first-hand. If you want to modify or delete an existing CNAME record created for a domain/subdomain hosted on our end, it will take you literally only a click to do it.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each of our semi-dedicated server accounts, allows you to create a CNAME record with ease. If you want to create a private URL for your emails, to redirect a domain name to a subdomain inside the account or to forward a domain to another company and use some third-party service that they provide, it won't require more than 3 clicks to set up such a record. All DNS records for the domain names and subdomains hosted within the semi-dedicated account are going to be listed in a separate section in the Control Panel, so when you are there, all that you will have to do will be to pick the type of the record that you want to create and the hostname for which you are creating it, and then enter the actual record text. For your benefit, you can see a short video within the Control Panel on how to create a CNAME record or you can follow the instructions in the help article, that is available in the DNS records section.