There are various ways to redirect a domain name to an alternative domain or subdomain and one of them is by setting up a CNAME record. When you own a domain name and you've developed a website using some online service which provides 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 will achieve with this is that www.your-domain.com is going to be in the web browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned website 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 can't have both a CNAME record directing to one provider and working e-mail address with another. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and often further configuration may be required with the other company.

CNAME Records in Cloud Hosting

The Hepsia hosting CP, which we offer with each and every cloud hosting, will permit you to create CNAME records for every domain address or subdomain hosted in the account with just a few clicks. If you are not absolutely sure how to go about it, you should check the video tutorial that is available within the Control Panel, read the in depth Help article on the subject, or simply contact us and we can help you 24/7, although it is not likely that you'll experience any problems as all it takes to create a new CNAME record is to choose a domain/subdomain, input the hostname you are pointing to, and save the modification. The new record is going to be fully active within the hour. Using CNAME records allows you to have better control over your domains and site content and our system is simple and user-friendly enough to allow people with no previous experience to create such records easily.

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 no more than a couple of mouse clicks to complete this task. The plans are managed through our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP in which you will find a section devoted to the DNS records of the domain names and subdomains hosted in the account. To create a CNAME record, you will only have to choose the record type and the hostname (domain or subdomain), enter where the latter will be directed to and save the modification. The new record will be active almost right away in our system and will propagate worldwide within a few hours. Changing or deleting an existing CNAME record in the account is equally easy and takes a click. In case you experience any difficulties, you can go through our detailed help article, check out the short video on the topic that we have added in the Control Panel, or simply contact us for assistance.