There are lots of ways to point a domain name to an alternative domain or subdomain and one of them is by setting up a CNAME record. If you own a domain name and you've set up a site through some on-line service that provides you with a service subdomain, you could easily link the two by setting up a CNAME record for your-domain.com that redirects to subdomain.provider.com. What you will achieve as a result is that www.your-domain.com will be in the Internet browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned website 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 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 often further configuration may be required with the other provider.
CNAME Records in Cloud Hosting
You can easily set up CNAME records provided you have a Linux cloud package through our company. We'll supply you with an easy-to-use CP which allows you to view all DNS records for the domain names and subdomains that are hosted within the account. Setting up a CNAME record includes a few simple steps - select the domain/subdomain, select CNAME as the type, enter the hostname you are redirecting to, then just click on the Save button. The procedure is as simple as that and the new record is going to be active almost immediately. This way, you are going to have more control over your domains and subdomains and over the content they open, you can set up a private URL for company emails, and more. If you feel unclear about how to create a new record or you have never done such a task, you will find a short video tutorial where you can see the whole process first-hand. If you decide to modify or delete an existing CNAME record created for a domain/subdomain hosted on our end, it'll require literally only a click to do it.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Managing DNS records usually appears to be a tough task to people with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each Linux semi-dedicated package which we offer, is very simple to use. If you would like to set up a CNAME record for any purpose, all you have to do will be to choose the domain or subdomain that you need, select the type of record, which will be CNAME in this case, then input the value i.e. the domain address or subdomain you are forwarding to. The procedure is quite simple and you can create the record in the DNS Records section of the Control Panel. Within the hour the new record is going to be 100 % active and within a couple of hours it'll propagate around the globe. If you aren't sure what you have to do, we've prepared an in depth help article and a short video tutorial concerning how to go about creating a CNAME record and they are both located within that very same section of Hepsia. Needless to say, you can also get in touch with us for help anytime.