There are lots of ways to redirect a domain name to a different domain or subdomain and one of them is by creating a CNAME record. In case you own a domain name and you have set up a website using 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 redirects to subdomain.provider.com. What you will achieve in this way is that www.your-domain.com is going to be in the browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned site from the servers of the third-party company. It is important to 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 directing to one provider and functioning email addresses with a different one. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and often more configuration may be necessary with the other provider.
CNAME Records in Cloud Hosting
In case you have a cloud hosting plan from our company and you want to set up a CNAME record, it'll take you just a few clicks to do it. You can access the DNS records for all domains and subdomains hosted within your account via the Hepsia CP that comes with each and every plan and adding a new record is as simple as clicking on a button, selecting the type, that will be CNAME in this case, typing the actual record value and saving the modification. If you have never added this kind of record before, you will discover 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 an Internet site through another company, you want to use a private URL for your webmail or you want to designate a subdomain to be used with the services of a different company, such as Google Apps, all it takes is setting up a CNAME record with a few clicks in your CP.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you have a semi-dedicated server through our company and you want to create a CNAME record, it will take no more than a couple of mouse clicks to complete this task. The plans are managed using our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel in which you will find a section devoted to the DNS records of the domains and subdomains hosted within the account. To create a CNAME record, you will only have to select the record type and the hostname (domain or subdomain), type in where the latter will be directed to and save the change. The new record will be active almost immediately in our system and will propagate worldwide within a few hours. Editing or deleting an existing CNAME record inside the account is equally simple and easy and takes a click. If you experience any problems, you can go through our comprehensive help article, watch the short video on the subject that we have added in the Control Panel, or just contact us for help.