There are lots of ways to redirect a domain address to a different domain or subdomain and one of them is by creating a CNAME record. If you own a domain name and you've developed a website using some on-line service that provides 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 will achieve as a result is that www.your-domain.com is going to be in the web browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned website from the servers of the third-party provider. You should know that if you create 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 email addresses with another one. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and often more configuration may be necessary with the other company.

CNAME Records in Cloud Hosting

You can easily set up CNAME records in case you have a Linux cloud hosting from our company. We are going to provide you with an easy-to-use CP which allows you to view all DNS records for the domains and subdomains which are hosted within the account. Setting up a CNAME record includes several easy steps - choose the domain/subdomain, select CNAME as the type, type in the hostname you are pointing to, after that simply click on the Save button. The procedure is as basic as that and the new record will be active almost right away. In this way, you are going to have more control over your domain names and subdomains and over the content they open, you could set up a private URL for company e-mails, and a lot more. If you feel uncertain about how to create a new record or you have never done such a task, we have a short video tutorial where you could see the whole process first-hand. If you want to change 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 Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server with our company and you want to create a CNAME record, it will require just a couple of clicks to complete this task. The plans are managed via our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel where you will find a section devoted to the DNS records of the domain addresses and subdomains hosted in the account. To create a CNAME record, you'll only have to choose the record type and the hostname (domain or subdomain), input where the latter will be redirected to and save the change. The new record is going to be active almost right away in our system and will propagate worldwide within a few hours. Modifying or deleting an existing CNAME record in the account is just as simple and takes a click. In case you experience any problems, you can go through our in-depth help article, watch the short video on the subject that we have added in the Control Panel, or you can just contact us for assistance.