There are various ways to direct a domain name to an alternative domain or subdomain and one of them is by creating a CNAME record. If you own a domain and you have developed a website using some on-line service which supplies you with a service subdomain, you could easily link the two by creating a CNAME record for your-domain.com that directs to subdomain.provider.com. What you will achieve by doing this is that www.your-domain.com is going to be in the Internet browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned Internet 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 name may have will stop working, so you cannot have both a CNAME record pointing to one provider and functioning email addresses with a different one. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and often more configuration may be needed with the other company.

CNAME Records in Cloud Hosting

The Hepsia hosting CP, which we provide with each and every cloud hosting, will allow you to create CNAME records for any domain address or subdomain hosted in the account with only a few clicks. If you're not absolutely sure how to go about it, you can check the video tutorial that is available inside the CP, read the comprehensive Help article on the subject, or simply contact us and we can help you 24/7, even though it is unlikely you'll experience any issues as all it takes to set up a new CNAME record is to choose a domain/subdomain, input the hostname that you're pointing to, and save the change. The new record is going to be fully active within the hour. Using CNAME records permits you to have better control of your domain addresses and website content and our system is simple and user-friendly enough to allow people who have no previous experience to set up such records with ease.