There are various 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've set up a website using some on-line service which provides you with a service subdomain, you can easily link the two by creating a CNAME record for that redirects to What you will achieve as a result is that will be in the web browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned site from the servers of the third-party provider. It is very important 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 functioning e-mail address with another one. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and in some cases more configuration may be necessary with the other company.

CNAME Records in Cloud Hosting

The Hepsia hosting CP, which our company offers with each and every cloud hosting package, will permit you to set up CNAME records for every domain name or subdomain hosted inside the account with several clicks. If you aren't sure how to go about it, you can check out the video tutorial available in the Control Panel, read the comprehensive Help article on the subject, or simply contact us and we can assist you 24/7, even though it is unlikely you'll experience any troubles as all it takes to create a new CNAME record is to select a domain/subdomain, input the hostname that you're redirecting to, and save the modification. The new record will be fully active within the hour. Using CNAME records enables you to have better control over your domain names and website content and our system is simple and user-friendly enough to allow people with no previous experience to set up such records effortlessly.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Managing DNS records usually appears to be a difficult task to people with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each and every Linux semi-dedicated hosting we provide, is extremely simple to use. If you would like to set up a CNAME record for any purpose, all that you have to do will be to pick the domain address or subdomain you need, select the type of record, which will be CNAME in this case, then type the value i.e. the domain or subdomain you are forwarding to. The procedure is quite simple and you can set up the record in the DNS Records section of the CP. Within the hour the new record will be completely active and within a couple of hours it's going to propagate around the world. If you aren't sure what you should do, we have prepared an in depth help article and a short video tutorial concerning how to go about creating a CNAME record and they're both located in that same section of Hepsia. Naturally, you can also get in touch with us for assistance at any time.