There are many ways to point a domain name to a different 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 could easily link the two by setting up a CNAME record for your-domain.com that points to subdomain.provider.com. What you will 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 important to know that if you set up a CNAME record, any other records your domain may have will stop working, so you cannot have both a CNAME record directing to one company and working e-mail address with another one. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and often more configuration may be necessary with the other company.

CNAME Records in Hosting

If you have a hosting plan from our company and you want to set up a CNAME record, it will take you a few clicks to do it. You can access the DNS records for all domain addresses and subdomains hosted in your account via the Hepsia CP included with each and every plan and adding a new record is as basic as clicking on a button, picking out the type, that will be CNAME in this case, entering the actual record value and saving the modification. In case you have never added this type of record before, you will find a Help section with a detailed video tutorial which you can watch, or you can simply contact us and we'll aid you with this task. If you have built a site via another company, you want to use a private URL for your webmail or you wish to designate a subdomain for use with the services of a different provider, such as Google Apps, all it takes is setting up a CNAME record with a few mouse clicks within your CP.