There are numerous ways to direct a domain to another domain or subdomain and one of them is by setting up a CNAME record. If you own a domain and you have created a website using some on-line service which provides you with a service subdomain, you could easily link the two by creating 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 will be in the web browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned website 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 name may have will stop functioning, so you cannot have both a CNAME record pointing to one provider and working 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 Shared Hosting

In case you have a shared hosting plan through our company and you would like to set up a CNAME record, it'll take you just a few mouse clicks to do it. You can access the DNS records for all domain addresses and subdomains hosted inside your account from the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with each plan and adding a new record is as basic as clicking on a button, choosing the type, that will be CNAME in this case, inputting the actual record value and saving the modification. If you've never added this type of record before, you will discover a Help section with a detailed video tutorial which you can watch, or you can simply contact us and we'll help you with this task. If you have created a website 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, for example Google Apps, all it takes is setting up a CNAME record with a couple of clicks in your Control Panel.