There are numerous ways to redirect a domain address 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 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're going to achieve by doing this 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 company. It is essential to 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 directing to one company and functioning email addresses with another. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and often additional configuration may be required with the other provider.

CNAME Records in Cloud Web Hosting

In case you have a cloud web hosting plan through our company and you would like to set up a CNAME record, it'll take you a few 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 each plan and adding a new record is as basic as clicking on a button, selecting the type, that will be CNAME in this case, typing the actual record value and saving the change. If you've never added this kind of record before, you will find a Help section with a detailed video tutorial which you can watch, or you can just contact us and we will help 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 for use with the services of a different provider, like Google Apps, all it takes is setting up a CNAME record with a few clicks in your CP.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

You're going to be able to create, change and delete CNAME records really easy with any of our semi-dedicated server plans. The accounts are handled through the custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel, and in one of its sections you'll see all records for every domain address or subdomain you have added in your account. To create a new record, you only have to select the hostname which will be forwarded (domain/subdomain), input where it will be forwarded to, select the record type, which will be CNAME in this case, and you will be all set. Even when you haven't used a web hosting service before, our CP is very intuitive to use, so you will not have any difficulties. We also have a short video and an in-depth help article concerning how to create a CNAME record, both of which are available in the exact same section of Hepsia. With this feature, you could easily use a domain name hosted on our groundbreaking cloud hosting platform for a website created someplace else, set up a custom webmail login address with any of your domain names, and a lot more.