There are several ways to point a domain to another domain or subdomain and one of them is by creating a CNAME record. If you own a domain name and you've developed a site through some on-line service which supplies you with a service subdomain, you can easily link the two by creating a CNAME record for your-domain.com that points to subdomain.provider.com. What you are going to achieve as a result 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 company. It is essential to know that if you set up a CNAME record, any other records your domain may have will stop functioning, so you cannot have both a CNAME record pointing to one provider and working email addresses with another. 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 Website Hosting

You can easily create CNAME records if you have a Linux website hosting package with our company. We are going to supply you with an easy-to-use CP where you can view all DNS records for the domain addresses and subdomains that are hosted within the account. Setting up a CNAME record involves several easy steps - select the domain/subdomain, choose CNAME as the type, type in the hostname you are redirecting to, and then simply click on the Save button. The process is as elementary as that and the new record will be active almost right away. This way, you will have more control over your domain names and subdomains and over the content they open, you could set up a private URL for company emails, and much more. If you feel unsure about how to create a new record or you have never done such a task, we have a short video tutorial where you could see the whole process first-hand. If you decide to change or delete an existing CNAME record created for a domain/subdomain hosted on our end, it will take you literally only a mouse click to get it done.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server through our company and you wish to set up a CNAME record, it takes no more than a few clicks to complete this task. The plans are managed via our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP where you will see a section devoted to the DNS records of the domains and subdomains hosted within the account. To set up a CNAME record, you'll only have to pick the record type and the hostname (domain or subdomain), input where the latter will be pointed to and save the change. The new record is going to be active almost immediately in our system and will propagate worldwide within several hours. Editing or deleting an existing CNAME record inside the account is just as easy and takes a click. In case you experience any problems, you can go through our comprehensive help article, check out the short video on the topic that we have added in the Control Panel, or simply contact us for help.