There are several ways to redirect a domain name to another domain or subdomain and one of them is by creating a CNAME record. When you own a domain and you have developed a site using some on-line service which supplies you with a service subdomain, you could easily link the two by setting up a CNAME record for your-domain.com that directs 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 web browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned Internet site from the servers of the third-party company. It is very important to 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 e-mail address with another one. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and sometimes further configuration may be needed with the other company.
CNAME Records in Hosting
In case you have a hosting plan from our company and you would like to create a CNAME record, it will take you a few mouse clicks to do it. You can access the DNS records for all domain addresses and subdomains hosted in your account through the Hepsia Control Panel included with every single plan and adding a new record is as simple as clicking on a button, picking out the type, that will be CNAME in this case, entering the actual record value and saving the modification. If you have never added this sort of record before, you will find a Help section with a detailed video tutorial that you can watch, or you can just contact us and we'll aid you with this task. If you have set up a website via 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 creating a CNAME record with a few clicks in your CP.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you have a semi-dedicated server with our company and you would like to set up a CNAME record, it requires just a few clicks to complete this task. The plans are handled via our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel where you will see a section dedicated to the DNS records of the domain names and subdomains hosted within 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 is going to be redirected to and save the modification. The new record will be active almost immediately in our system and will propagate worldwide within a few hours. Editing or deleting an existing CNAME record in the account is just as easy and takes a click. In case you experience any problems, you can go through our detailed help article, see the short video on the topic that we have added in the CP, or you can simply contact us for assistance.