There are several ways to redirect a domain address to an alternative domain or subdomain and one of them is by creating a CNAME record. When you own a domain name and you have set up a website using some online service which supplies 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're going to achieve by doing this is that www.your-domain.com is going to be in the Internet browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned Internet site from the servers of the third-party company. You should know that if you set up a CNAME record, any other records your domain name may have will stop working, so you can't have both a CNAME record pointing to one provider and functioning e-mail address with another one. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and in some cases further configuration may be necessary with the other provider.
CNAME Records in Shared Hosting
You can easily create CNAME records provided you have a Linux shared hosting with our company. We're going to supply you with an easy-to-use Control Panel where you can view all DNS records for the domain addresses and subdomains which are hosted in the account. Setting up a CNAME record includes several basic steps - pick the domain/subdomain, pick CNAME as the type, type in the hostname you are redirecting to, and then just click the Save button. The procedure is as easy as that and the new record will be active almost right away. That way, you are 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 unclear about how to create a new record or you have never done such a task, you will find there's a short video tutorial where you could see the whole process first-hand. If you choose to edit or delete an existing CNAME record created for a domain/subdomain hosted on our end, it'll take you literally just a mouse click to do it.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Managing DNS records usually appears to be a difficult task to the people with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with every Linux semi-dedicated server which we offer, is quite simple to use. If you need to create a CNAME record for any purpose, all that you will have to do will be to choose the domain or subdomain that you need, pick the type of record, that will be CNAME in this case, then type in the value i.e. the domain name or subdomain you are forwarding to. The process is very simple and you can set up the record in the DNS Records section of the CP. Within the hour the new record is going to be completely active and within a couple of hours it's going to propagate worldwide. If you are not sure what you should do, we have prepared a comprehensive help article and a short video tutorial on how to go about creating a CNAME record and they're both located in that same section of Hepsia. Of course, you can also get in touch with us for help at any time.