There are several ways to redirect a domain to another domain or subdomain and one of them is by creating a CNAME record. In case you own a domain and you have 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 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 company. It is very important to know that if you create 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 company and functioning email addresses with a different one. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and sometimes further configuration may be needed with the other provider.

CNAME Records in Shared Hosting

In case you have a shared hosting plan from our company and you wish to set up a CNAME record, it'll take you only a few mouse clicks to make it happen. You can access the DNS records for all domains and subdomains hosted within your account through the Hepsia Control Panel offered with every single plan and adding a new record is as simple as clicking on a button, selecting the type, which will be CNAME in this case, entering the actual record value and saving the modification. If you've never added such a record before, we have a Help section with a detailed video tutorial that you can watch, or you can just contact us and we will aid you with this task. If you have created a website using 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 provider, like Google Apps, all it takes is creating a CNAME record with a few mouse clicks inside your Control Panel.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

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