There are several ways to point a domain to a different domain or subdomain and one of them is by setting up a CNAME record. If you own a domain and you have created a site through some on-line service which supplies you with a service subdomain, you can easily link the two by creating a CNAME record for your-domain.com that points to subdomain.provider.com. What you are 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. You should know that if you set up a CNAME record, any other records your domain may have will stop functioning, so you cannot have both a CNAME record directing to one company and working email addresses with a different one. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and in some cases more configuration may be required with the other provider.
CNAME Records in Website Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which our company offers with each and every website hosting, will permit you to create CNAME records for every domain address or subdomain hosted inside the account with just a few mouse clicks. If you're not absolutely sure how to go about it, you can check the video tutorial that is available inside the CP, read the comprehensive Help article on the subject, or simply contact us and we will help you 24/7, although it is not likely that you will experience any troubles as all it takes to create a new CNAME record is to pick a domain/subdomain, input the hostname that you're forwarding to, and save the modification. The new record will be fully active within the hour. Using CNAME records enables you to have better control of your domain addresses and website content and our system is simple and intuitive enough to allow individuals with no previous experience to create this sort of records with ease.
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 only a couple of clicks to complete this task. The plans are managed via our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP in which you will discover a section committed to the DNS records of the domains and subdomains hosted within the account. To create a CNAME record, you will simply have to select the record type and the hostname (domain or subdomain), enter where the latter is going to be redirected to and save the modification. The new record will 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 easy and takes a click. In case you experience any troubles, you can go through our comprehensive help article, check out the short video on the subject that we have added in the Control Panel, or you can just contact us for assistance.