There are numerous ways to direct a domain name to another domain or subdomain and one of them is by creating a CNAME record. When you own a domain name and you have set up a site through some online 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 are going to achieve as a result is that www.your-domain.com will be in the 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 set up a CNAME record, any other records your domain may have will stop functioning, so you cannot have both a CNAME record directing 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 necessary with the other company.

CNAME Records in Cloud Hosting

In case you have a cloud hosting plan from our company and you want to set up a CNAME record, it'll take you only a few mouse clicks to do it. You can access the DNS records for all domains and subdomains hosted in your account from the Hepsia CP that comes with each plan and adding a new record is as simple as clicking on a button, choosing the type, that will be CNAME in this case, typing the actual record value and saving the change. In case you have never added this type of record before, we have 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 want to designate a subdomain for use with the services of a different company, for instance Google Apps, all it takes is creating a CNAME record with a few clicks within your Control Panel.