There are various ways to direct a domain address to a different domain or subdomain and one of them is by setting up a CNAME record. If you own a domain and you have created a site using some online service which supplies you with a service subdomain, you could easily link the two by setting up a CNAME record for your-domain.com that redirects to subdomain.provider.com. What you'll achieve in this way is that www.your-domain.com will be in the browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned website from the servers of the third-party company. It is very important to know that if you create a CNAME record, any other records your domain address may have will stop functioning, so you cannot have both a CNAME record pointing to one provider and functioning email addresses with another. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and sometimes further configuration may be required with the other company.
CNAME Records in Shared Web Hosting
If you have a shared web hosting plan through our company and you would like to set up a CNAME record, it will take you a few mouse clicks to do it. You can access the DNS records for all domain names and subdomains hosted inside your account via the Hepsia CP offered with each and every plan and adding a new record is as basic as clicking on a button, choosing the type, which will be CNAME in this case, inputting the actual record value and saving the modification. If you have never added this sort of record before, you will find a Help section with a detailed video tutorial you can watch, or you can just contact us and we will help you with this task. If you have set up a site through another company, you want to use a private URL for your webmail or you would like 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 clicks inside your Control Panel.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with every one of our semi-dedicated server accounts, will allow you to create a CNAME record without difficulty. If you want to create a private URL for your e-mails, to redirect a domain address to a subdomain inside the account or to forward a domain to another company and use some third-party service that they provide, it won't take you more than 3 clicks to set up such a record. All DNS records for the domain addresses and subdomains hosted in the semi-dedicated account will be listed in a separate section in the CP, so when you are there, all you will have to do will be to pick the type of the record that you want to create and the hostname for which you are creating it, and then input the actual record text. For your convenience, you can watch a short video inside the Control Panel on how to set up a CNAME record or you can follow the instructions in the help article, which is available in the DNS records section.