There are numerous ways to direct a domain name to another domain or subdomain and one of them is by setting up a CNAME record. If you own a domain and you have set up a website using some on-line service which supplies you with a service subdomain, you can easily link the two by creating a CNAME record for your-domain.com that redirects to subdomain.provider.com. What you are going to achieve with 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 provider. It is important to know that if you set up a CNAME record, any other records your domain name may have will stop working, so you cannot have both a CNAME record pointing to one company and working email addresses with another one. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and in some cases additional configuration may be needed with the other company.
CNAME Records in Website Hosting
In case you have a website hosting
plan from our company and you would like to create a CNAME record, it will take you a few mouse clicks to get it done. You can access the DNS records for all domain names and subdomains hosted in your account from the Hepsia Control Panel included with each and every plan and adding a new record is as easy as clicking on a button, choosing the type, which is CNAME in this case, typing the actual record value and saving the change. If you have never added this sort of record before, we have a Help section with a detailed video tutorial you can watch, or you can simply contact us and we will aid you with this task. If you have built a site using another provider, 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, such as Google Apps, all it takes is creating a CNAME record with a few mouse clicks within your CP.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with each of our semi-dedicated server
accounts, will enable you to create a CNAME record effortlessly. When you want to create a private URL for your emails, to redirect a domain to a subdomain within the account or to forward a domain to another provider and use some third-party service that they provide, it will not require more than 3 mouse clicks to create this kind of record. All DNS records for the domain names and subdomains hosted inside the semi-dedicated account are going to be listed in a separate section in the CP, so once you are there, all you will have to do will be to pick the type of the record that you want to set up and the hostname for which you are creating it, and then input the actual record text. For your benefit, you can watch a short video within the Control Panel about how to set up a CNAME record or you can refer to the instructions in the help article, that is available in the DNS records section.