There are many ways to redirect a domain name to an alternative domain or subdomain and one of them is by creating a CNAME record. In case you own a domain and you have created 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 that directs to What you will achieve with this is that is going to be in the browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned Internet site from the servers of the third-party provider. You should know that if you set up a CNAME record, any other records your domain name may have will stop functioning, so you cannot have both a CNAME record pointing to one company and functioning e-mail address with a different one. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and frequently additional configuration may be needed with the other company.

CNAME Records in Web Hosting

The Hepsia hosting CP, which we provide with each and every Linux web hosting service, allows you to set up CNAME records for every single domain or subdomain hosted within the account with only a few mouse clicks. If you are not sure how to go about it, you should check the video tutorial available inside the Control Panel, read the in depth Help article on the subject, or you can simply contact us and we will help you 24/7, although it is not likely that you will experience any difficulties as all it takes to set up a new CNAME record is to pick a domain/subdomain, type the hostname you're redirecting to, and save the change. The new record will be fully active within the hour. Using CNAME records permits you to have better control over your domain names and site content and our system is simple and user-friendly enough to allow individuals with no previous experience to set up this sort of records effortlessly.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with every single one of our semi-dedicated server accounts, will allow you to create a CNAME record easily. In case you want to create a private URL for your e-mails, to point a domain name to a subdomain in the account or to forward a domain to another provider and use some third-party service that they provide, it won't take you more than three mouse clicks to set up such a record. All DNS records for the domain names and subdomains hosted within the semi-dedicated account are going to be listed in a separate section in the CP, so when you're there, all you will have to do will be to pick the type of the record that you want to set up and the hostname for which you are creating it, and then enter the actual record text. For your convenience, you can see a short video inside the Control Panel concerning how to set up a CNAME record or you can refer to the instructions in the help article, which is available in the DNS records section.