There are various ways to redirect a domain 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 set up a site through some online 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'll 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 site from the servers of the third-party company. It is essential to know that if you set up 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 provider and functioning e-mail address with another. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and often additional configuration may be needed with the other company.

CNAME Records in Web Hosting

The Hepsia hosting CP, which we provide with each and every web hosting plan, will enable you to set up CNAME records for any domain or subdomain hosted inside the account with only a few mouse clicks. If you are not certain how to go about it, you can check out the video tutorial that is available within the CP, read the comprehensive Help article on the subject, or just simply contact us and we will help you 24/7, although it is unlikely that you'll experience any troubles as all it takes to set up a new CNAME record is to choose a domain/subdomain, type in the hostname you're pointing to, and save the change. The new record is going to be fully active within the hour. Using CNAME records enables you to have better control over your domain names and website content and our system is simple and user-friendly enough to allow people who have no previous experience to create this sort of records with ease.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server from our company and you would like to set up a CNAME record, it will take no more than a couple of clicks to complete this task. The plans are managed via our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP where you will discover a section devoted to the DNS records of the domain addresses 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), input where the latter will be pointed to and save the change. The new record will be active almost right away in our system and will propagate worldwide within a couple of hours. Changing or deleting an existing CNAME record within the account is just as simple and takes a click. If you experience any issues, you can go through our in-depth help article, watch the short video on the topic that we have added in the Control Panel, or simply contact us for help.