Find out about CNAME records, when they're essential and how they can fit within the DNS system.
There are many ways to point a domain name to another domain or subdomain and one of them is by setting up a CNAME record. In case you own a domain and you've created a website through some on-line service which supplies you with a service subdomain, you can easily link the two by setting up a CNAME record for your-domain.com that redirects to subdomain.provider.com. What you are going to achieve as a result is that www.your-domain.com is going to be in the browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned website from the servers of the third-party company. You should know that if you create a CNAME record, any other records your domain may have will stop functioning, so you can't 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 sometimes more configuration may be necessary with the other company.
CNAME Records in Website Hosting
The Hepsia hosting CP, which our company offers with each and every website hosting
, will permit you to set up CNAME records for any domain or subdomain hosted inside the account with several mouse clicks. If you are not certain how to go about it, you can check the video tutorial available within the CP, read the detailed Help article on the subject, or you can simply contact us and we will help you 24/7, even though it is unlikely that you'll experience any difficulties as all it takes to create a new CNAME record is to select a domain/subdomain, type in the hostname you're forwarding to, and save the change. The new record will be fully active within the hour. Using CNAME records allows you to have better control over your domains and site content and our system is simple and intuitive enough to allow individuals with no previous experience to create this sort of records easily.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with every single one of our semi-dedicated server
accounts, will permit you to set up a CNAME record easily. In case you want to create a private URL for your emails, to forward a domain address to a subdomain in the account or to forward a domain to another company and use some third-party service which they provide, it will not require more than three mouse clicks to set up this sort of record. All DNS records for the domain names and subdomains hosted in the semi-dedicated account are going to be listed in a separate section in the CP, so once you're there, all that you will have to do will be to select 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 benefit, you can watch a short video inside the CP regarding how to set up a CNAME record or you can refer to the instructions in the help article, that's available in the DNS records section.