There are lots of ways to direct a domain address to an alternative domain or subdomain and one of them is by setting up a CNAME record. If you own a domain name and you've developed a site through some online service which supplies you with a service subdomain, you can easily link the two by setting up a CNAME record for your-domain.com that points to subdomain.provider.com. What you're going to achieve in this way is that www.your-domain.com will be in the Internet 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 name may have will stop working, so you cannot have both a CNAME record directing to one company and working e-mail address with another. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and frequently additional configuration may be required with the other provider.

CNAME Records in Cloud Web Hosting

You can easily create CNAME records provided you have a Linux cloud web hosting package through our company. We're going to provide you with an easy-to-use Control Panel which allows you to view all DNS records for the domain addresses and subdomains that are hosted in the account. Setting up a CNAME record involves a few basic steps - pick the domain/subdomain, pick CNAME as the type, type in the hostname you are pointing to, then just click the Save button. The procedure is as basic as that and the new record is going to be active almost right away. That way, you're going to have more control over your domain addresses and subdomains and over the content they open, you'll be able to set up a private URL for company emails, and a lot more. If you feel uncertain about how to create a new record or you have never done such a task, you will find a short video tutorial where you could 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'll require literally simply a mouse click to get it done.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server from our company and you would like to create a CNAME record, it takes no more than a few clicks to complete this task. The plans are managed through our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP where you will find a section committed to the DNS records of the domain names and subdomains hosted inside the account. To set up 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 change. The new record will be active almost right away in our system and will propagate worldwide within a couple of hours. Editing or deleting an existing CNAME record in the account is just as simple and takes a click. In case you experience any difficulties, you can go through our detailed help article, see the short video on the topic that we have added in the Control Panel, or you can simply contact us for assistance.