There are various ways to redirect a domain name to a different domain or subdomain and one of them is by creating a CNAME record. When you own a domain name and you've set up a website through some online service that provides 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 will be in the browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned website 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 can't have both a CNAME record directing to one company and working email addresses with another. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and sometimes more configuration may be needed with the other company.

CNAME Records in Shared Hosting

If you have a shared hosting plan from our company and you wish to create a CNAME record, it will take you only a few clicks to do it. You can access the DNS records for all domain names and subdomains hosted within your account through the Hepsia Control Panel offered with every single plan and adding a new record is as simple as clicking on a button, selecting the type, which will be CNAME in this case, entering the actual record value and saving the change. If you have never added such a record before, we have a Help section with a detailed video tutorial you can watch, or you can simply contact us and we will assist you with this task. If you have set up a site via another company, you want to use a private URL for your webmail or you want to designate a subdomain to be used with the services of a different provider, such as Google Apps, all it takes is creating a CNAME record with a few mouse clicks within your CP.

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 every Linux semi-dedicated hosting package which we provide, is very simple to use. If you need to create a CNAME record for any purpose, all that you have to do will be to choose the domain name or subdomain that you need, choose the type of record, which will be CNAME in this case, then input the value i.e. the domain or subdomain you are forwarding to. The procedure is very simple and you can create the record in the DNS Records section of the CP. Within the hour the new record will be completely active and within several hours it is going to propagate around the globe. If you're not sure what you have to do, we have prepared a comprehensive help article and a short video tutorial on how to go about creating a CNAME record and they are both situated in that very same section of Hepsia. Needless to say, you can also get in touch with us for assistance at any moment.