There are several 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 developed a site using some on-line service that 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 with this is that www.your-domain.com will be in the Internet browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned Internet site from the servers of the third-party provider. It is very important to know that if you create a CNAME record, any other records your domain address may have will stop working, so you cannot have both a CNAME record directing to one company and functioning e-mail address with a different one. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and frequently additional configuration may be necessary with the other company.

CNAME Records in Cloud Hosting

You can easily create CNAME records provided you have a cloud hosting through our company. We will provide you with an easy-to-use CP that enables you to observe all DNS records for the domain names and subdomains which are hosted within the account. Creating a CNAME record includes a number of basic steps - select the domain/subdomain, pick CNAME as the type, type in the hostname you are pointing to, after that just click on the Save button. The procedure is as simple as that and the new record will be active almost immediately. This way, you're going to have more control over your domain names and subdomains and over the content they open, you'll be able to set up a private URL for company e-mails, and much more. If you feel uncertain about how to create a new record or you have never done such a task, you will find there's a short video tutorial in which you can see the whole process first-hand. If you decide to change or delete an existing CNAME record created for a domain/subdomain hosted on our end, it'll require literally simply a mouse click to make it happen.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server through our company and you wish to create a CNAME record, it requires only a few mouse clicks to complete this task. The plans are managed via our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel where you will find a section devoted to the DNS records of the domains and subdomains hosted inside the account. To create a CNAME record, you'll only have to choose the record type and the hostname (domain or subdomain), type where the latter will be forwarded to and save the change. The new record is going to 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 just as easy and takes a click. If you experience any issues, you can go through our comprehensive help article, check out the short video on the topic that we have added in the CP, or you can just contact us for help.