There are numerous ways to point a domain address to an alternative domain or subdomain and one of them is by setting up a CNAME record. If you own a domain name and you've developed a site using some on-line service which provides you with a service subdomain, you could easily link the two by setting up a CNAME record for your-domain.com that points to subdomain.provider.com. What you're going to achieve as a result is that www.your-domain.com is going to be in the Internet browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned site from the servers of the third-party provider. It is important to know that if you create a CNAME record, any other records your domain name may have will stop working, so you cannot have both a CNAME record directing to one company 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 Control Panel, which we provide with each and every Linux cloud package, allows you to create CNAME records for every domain or subdomain hosted within the account with just a few mouse clicks. If you aren't confident how to go about it, you should check the video tutorial available inside the CP, read the in depth Help article on the subject, or just simply contact us and we can help you 24/7, even though it is unlikely that you will experience any problems as all it takes to set up a new CNAME record is to pick a domain/subdomain, input the hostname you are redirecting to, and save the modification. The new record is going to be fully active within the hour. Using CNAME records allows you to have better control over your domains and website content and our system is simple and user-friendly enough to allow individuals with no previous experience to set up such records with ease.