There are lots of ways to direct a domain address to a different domain or subdomain and one of them is by creating a CNAME record. In case you own a domain and you've developed a website using some on-line service that provides you with a service subdomain, you can easily link the two by creating a CNAME record for your-domain.com that directs to subdomain.provider.com. What you are going to achieve in this way is that www.your-domain.com 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. It is essential to know that if you set up 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 company and working e-mail address with another. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and in some cases further configuration may be necessary with the other provider.
CNAME Records in Cloud Hosting
You can easily create CNAME records provided you have a Linux cloud hosting with our company. We are going to supply you with an easy-to-use Control Panel where you can view all DNS records for the domain addresses and subdomains that are hosted inside the account. Setting up a CNAME record involves a few simple steps - pick the domain/subdomain, choose CNAME as the type, type in the hostname you are forwarding to, and then just click the Save button. The procedure is as elementary as that and the new record will be active almost immediately. This way, you will have more control over your domain addresses and subdomains and over the content they open, you could set up a private URL for company emails, plus much more. If you feel uncertain about how to create a new record or you have never done such a task, you will find a short video tutorial where you could see the whole process first-hand. If you choose to change or delete an existing CNAME record created for a domain/subdomain hosted on our end, it'll take you literally just a mouse click to do it.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you have a semi-dedicated server through our company and you want to set up a CNAME record, it requires only a couple of mouse clicks to complete this task. The plans are managed using our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP where you will discover a section committed to the DNS records of the domain names and subdomains hosted in the account. To set up a CNAME record, you'll only have to pick the record type and the hostname (domain or subdomain), type in where the latter will be directed to and save the change. The new record will be active almost immediately in our system and will propagate worldwide within a few hours. Modifying or deleting an existing CNAME record inside the account is equally simple and easy and takes a click. If you experience any difficulties, you can go through our detailed help article, see the short video on the topic that we have added in the Control Panel, or simply contact us for assistance.