There are several ways to point a domain name to an alternative domain or subdomain and one of them is by creating a CNAME record. When you own a domain name and you have developed a site using some online service which supplies you with a service subdomain, you can easily link the two by setting up a CNAME record for your-domain.com that redirects to subdomain.provider.com. What you're going to achieve as a result is that www.your-domain.com is going to be in the browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned Internet 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 working, so you cannot have both a CNAME record pointing to one company and functioning email addresses with another one. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and frequently additional configuration may be necessary with the other company.

CNAME Records in Shared Hosting

If you have a shared hosting plan through our company and you want to set up a CNAME record, it'll take you a few clicks to make it happen. You can access the DNS records for all domain addresses and subdomains hosted inside your account from the Hepsia CP that comes with each plan and adding a new record is as basic as clicking on a button, choosing the type, that will be CNAME in this case, typing the actual record value and saving the change. If you have never added this type of record before, we have a Help section with a detailed video tutorial that you can watch, or you can just contact us and we will assist you with this task. If you have created a site using another provider, you want to use a private URL for your webmail or you would like to designate a subdomain for use with the services of a different company, such as Google Apps, all it takes is setting up a CNAME record with a few clicks inside your CP.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You will be able to create, edit and delete CNAME records easily with any of our semi-dedicated server plans. The accounts are handled via the custom Hepsia hosting CP, and in one of its sections you'll see all records for every domain or subdomain that you have added in your account. To set up a new record, you only have to pick the hostname which will be forwarded (domain/subdomain), type in where it is going to be forwarded to, choose the record type, that'll be CNAME in this case, and you will be all set. Even when you have never used a web hosting service before, our CP is very easy to use, so you will not have any troubles. We also have a short video and a detailed help article regarding how to create a CNAME record, both of which could be found in the same section of Hepsia. With this function, you could easily use a domain name hosted on our revolutionary cloud hosting platform for a website created someplace else, set up a custom webmail login address with any of your domain addresses, and much more.