There are many ways to direct a domain address to an alternative domain or subdomain and one of them is by creating a CNAME record. When you own a domain and you have developed a site using some online service that provides you with a service subdomain, you could easily link the two by creating a CNAME record for that redirects to What you're going to achieve by doing this is that is going to be in the Internet browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned Internet site from the servers of the third-party company. You should know that if you set up a CNAME record, any other records your domain may have will stop working, so you can't have both a CNAME record directing to one provider and functioning email addresses with another. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and in some cases additional configuration may be necessary with the other company.

CNAME Records in Hosting

You can easily set up CNAME records in case you have a hosting service through our company. We're going to provide you with an easy-to-use CP where you could observe all DNS records for the domains and subdomains which are hosted in the account. Setting up a CNAME record involves a number of basic steps - choose the domain/subdomain, select CNAME as the type, type in the hostname you are redirecting to, then just click on the Save button. The process is as elementary as that and the new record is going to be active almost immediately. That way, you're going to have more control over your domains and subdomains and over the content they open, you'll be able to create a private URL for company e-mails, and a lot more. If you feel unsure about how to set up a new record or you have never done such a task, we have a short video tutorial where you could see the whole process first-hand. If you choose to edit or delete an existing CNAME record created for a domain/subdomain hosted on our end, it will take you literally just a mouse click to do it.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server with our company and you want to create a CNAME record, it takes just a couple of mouse clicks to complete this task. The plans are handled using our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel in which you will find a section dedicated to the DNS records of the domain addresses and subdomains hosted inside the account. To create a CNAME record, you'll simply have to select the record type and the hostname (domain or subdomain), type where the latter will be forwarded to and save the modification. The new record is going to be active almost right away in our system and will propagate worldwide within several hours. Editing or deleting an existing CNAME record inside the account is just as simple and takes a click. If you experience any troubles, you can go through our detailed help article, watch the short video on the topic that we have added in the Control Panel, or just contact us for assistance.