There are various ways to point a domain to a different domain or subdomain and one of them is by setting up a CNAME record. In case you own a domain and you've developed a site through some online service which supplies you with a service subdomain, you could 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 in this way is that www.your-domain.com is going to be in the browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned site from the servers of the third-party company. It is important to know that if you create a CNAME record, any other records your domain name may have will stop functioning, 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 more configuration may be needed with the other provider.

CNAME Records in Website Hosting

Setting up a CNAME record using our website hosting is really easy. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel features a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domain names, so you can set up a new CNAME record for any domain or subdomain hosted within your account in only a few simple steps. There is also a video tutorial inside the same section in which you can see the process first-hand. This feature gives you various possibilities - if you build a company website on our end, for instance, the workers can use their emails with the company domain, not with the address of our mail server. If you choose to set up a site through a different company that offers online web design services, you can easily forward a domain address hosted here and use it for the site. Last, but not least, in case you have an on-line store and you have a billing system for http://your-domain.com and/or an SSL certificate, you'll be able to set up a CNAME record for the www subdomain and forward it to the main domain address, so all your clients will be forwarded to a secure URL.

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 take no more than a few clicks to complete this task. The plans are managed using our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel in which you will see a section committed to the DNS records of the domains and subdomains hosted within the account. To set up a CNAME record, you will simply have to choose the record type and the hostname (domain or subdomain), enter where the latter is going to be pointed to and save the change. The new record will be active almost right away in our system and will propagate worldwide within several hours. Editing or deleting an existing CNAME record inside the account is equally simple and easy and takes a click. In the event you experience any issues, you can go through our in-depth help article, see the short video on the subject that we have added in the Control Panel, or you can just contact us for help.