There are several ways to redirect a domain address to an alternative domain or subdomain and one of them is by setting up a CNAME record. In case you own a domain name and you have developed a website using some on-line 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 directs to subdomain.provider.com. What you're going to achieve with this is that www.your-domain.com is going to be in the browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned site from the servers of the third-party provider. It is essential to know that if you set up a CNAME record, any other records your domain address may have will stop functioning, so you cannot 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 frequently further configuration may be necessary with the other company.
CNAME Records in Shared Hosting
In case you have a shared hosting plan through our company and you want to create a CNAME record, it will take you only a few clicks to get it done. You can access the DNS records for all domains and subdomains hosted within your account via the Hepsia CP that comes with each and every plan and adding a new record is as basic as clicking on a button, choosing the type, that will be CNAME in this case, inputting the actual record value and saving the modification. If you have never added this kind of record before, you will discover a Help section with a detailed video tutorial which you can watch, or you can simply contact us and we'll aid you with this task. If you have created a website via another company, 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 provider, for instance Google Apps, all it takes is setting up a CNAME record with a few clicks within your CP.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You are going to be able to create, change and delete CNAME records very easy with any of our semi-dedicated server plans. The accounts are handled via the custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel, and in one of its sections you'll see all records for every domain address or subdomain you have added in your account. To create a new record, you just have to choose the hostname that'll be forwarded (domain/subdomain), type in where it is going to be forwarded to, choose the record type, that will be CNAME in this case, and you'll be ready. Even when you haven't used a web hosting service before, our CP is quite easy to use, so you'll not have any problems. We also have a short video and a detailed help article regarding how to create a CNAME record, both of which are located in the exact same section of Hepsia. With this function, you can easily use a domain hosted on our innovative cloud hosting platform for an Internet site created someplace else, create a custom webmail login address with any of your domain addresses, and a lot more.