There are numerous ways to redirect a domain name 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 developed a website through some on-line service that provides you with a service subdomain, you could easily link the two by setting up a CNAME record for your-domain.com that points to subdomain.provider.com. What you'll achieve with this 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 create a CNAME record, any other records your domain name may have will stop working, so you cannot have both a CNAME record pointing to one provider 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 necessary with the other company.

CNAME Records in Web Hosting

You can effortlessly create CNAME records provided you have a web hosting from our company. We are going to supply you with an easy-to-use Control Panel that enables you to see all DNS records for the domain names and subdomains which are hosted inside the account. Setting up a CNAME record involves a few basic steps - select the domain/subdomain, pick CNAME as the type, enter the hostname you are pointing to, after that just click the Save button. The procedure is as basic as that and the new record is going to be active almost immediately. In this way, you are going to have more control over your domain addresses and subdomains and over the content they open, you can set up a private URL for company emails, and a lot more. If you feel unclear about how to create a new record or you have never done such a task, you will find a short video tutorial where you can see the whole process first-hand. If you choose to edit or delete an existing CNAME record created for a domain/subdomain hosted on our end, it will take you literally only a mouse click to do it.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server with our company and you would like to set up a CNAME record, it takes only a few mouse 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 domain addresses and subdomains hosted inside the account. To create a CNAME record, you will simply have to choose the record type and the hostname (domain or subdomain), input where the latter will be pointed to and save the change. The new record is going to be active almost right away in our system and will propagate worldwide within several hours. Changing or deleting an existing CNAME record within the account is just as simple and takes a click. If you experience any problems, you can go through our comprehensive help article, check out the short video on the topic that we have added in the CP, or you can simply contact us for help.