There are various ways to redirect a domain name to a different domain or subdomain and one of them is by creating a CNAME record. In case you own a domain name and you've created a site using some on-line service that provides you with a service subdomain, you could easily link the two by creating a CNAME record for your-domain.com that points to subdomain.provider.com. What you're going to achieve by doing this is that www.your-domain.com will be in the web browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned Internet site from the servers of the third-party provider. It is important to know that if you create a CNAME record, any other records your domain may have will stop functioning, so you can't have both a CNAME record directing to one provider and functioning e-mail address with another. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and in some cases additional configuration may be needed with the other provider.
CNAME Records in Shared Website Hosting
In case you have a shared website hosting plan through our company and you want to set up a CNAME record, it'll take you just a few clicks to get it done. You can access the DNS records for all domains and subdomains hosted inside your account via the Hepsia Control Panel offered with each plan and adding a new record is as easy as clicking on a button, selecting the type, which will be CNAME in this case, entering the actual record value and saving the change. If you've never added this kind of record before, you will discover a Help section with a detailed video tutorial that you can watch, or you can simply contact us and we'll assist you with this task. If you have built a site using another provider, you want to use a private URL for your webmail or you wish to designate a subdomain for use with the services of a different provider, for instance Google Apps, all it takes is creating a CNAME record with a few mouse clicks inside your CP.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Managing DNS records usually seems to be a difficult task to people with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with every Linux semi-dedicated package which we offer, is quite simple to use. If you want to set up a CNAME record for any purpose, all you will need to do will be to pick the domain name or subdomain you need, pick the type of record, which will be CNAME in this case, then type the value i.e. the domain address or subdomain you are forwarding to. The process is very easy and you can create the record in the DNS Records section of the Control Panel. Within the hour the new record will be 100 % active and within a couple of hours it is going to propagate all over the world. If you aren't sure what you have to do, we have prepared an in depth help article and a short video tutorial regarding how to go about creating a CNAME record and they are both located within that same section of Hepsia. Naturally, you can also get in touch with us for assistance at any moment.