There are various ways to redirect a domain name to an alternative domain or subdomain and one of them is by creating a CNAME record. In case you own a domain name and you have created a website using 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 directs to subdomain.provider.com. What you're going to achieve as a result 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 may have will stop working, so you can't have both a CNAME record pointing to one company and functioning e-mail address with another one. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and frequently additional configuration may be required with the other company.
CNAME Records in Shared Web Hosting
You can easily create CNAME records if you have a shared web hosting through our company. We are going to provide you with an easy-to-use Control Panel where you could view all DNS records for the domain addresses and subdomains that are hosted inside the account. Setting up a CNAME record involves a number of easy steps - choose the domain/subdomain, choose CNAME as the type, type in the hostname you are redirecting to, then just click the Save button. The procedure is as basic as that and the new record is going to be active almost instantly. That way, you are going to have more control over your domains and subdomains and over the content they open, you'll be able to create a private URL for company e-mails, plus much more. If you feel unclear about how to create a new record or you have never done such a task, we have a short video tutorial where you can 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 require literally just a click to do it.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you have a semi-dedicated server through our company and you want to set up a CNAME record, it will require only a couple of clicks to complete this task. The plans are managed through our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP in which you will see a section committed to the DNS records of the domain addresses and subdomains hosted inside the account. To create a CNAME record, you'll simply have to pick the record type and the hostname (domain or subdomain), key in where the latter is going to be redirected to and save the change. The new record will be active almost immediately in our system and will propagate worldwide within a few hours. Changing or deleting an existing CNAME record inside the account is equally easy and takes a click. If you experience any troubles, you can go through our comprehensive help article, check out the short video on the topic that we have added in the Control Panel, or you can just contact us for assistance.