What is a CNAME record? Why would you want to set up this sort of record? Where do CNAME records stand in the DNS hierarchy?
There are various ways to redirect a domain name to another domain or subdomain and one of them is by setting up a CNAME record. If you own a domain and you have developed a site 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 directs to subdomain.provider.com. What you'll achieve by doing this is that www.your-domain.com will be in the browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned Internet 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 address may have will stop functioning, so you cannot have both a CNAME record directing to one company and functioning e-mail address with another. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and often further configuration may be necessary with the other provider.
CNAME Records in Cloud Web Hosting
The Hepsia hosting CP, which our company offers with each and every cloud web hosting
, will allow you to create CNAME records for any domain name or subdomain hosted in the account with several clicks. If you are not confident how to go about it, you can check the video tutorial that is available inside the Control Panel, 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 not likely that you will experience any difficulties as all it takes to create a new CNAME record is to choose a domain/subdomain, type in the hostname you're redirecting to, and save the modification. The new record is going to be fully active within the hour. Using CNAME records enables you to have better control of your domain addresses and website content and our system is simple and intuitive enough to allow individuals with no previous experience to create this sort of records easily.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each of our semi-dedicated server
accounts, allows you to create a CNAME record without difficulty. In case you want to create a private URL for your emails, to redirect a domain name to a subdomain inside the account or to forward a domain to another company and use some third-party service that they provide, it will not require more than three mouse clicks to create this sort of record. All DNS records for the domain names and subdomains hosted in the semi-dedicated account will be listed in a separate section in the Control Panel, so when you are there, all that you will have to do will be to choose the type of the record that you want to create and the hostname for which you are creating it, and then input the actual record text. For your benefit, you can watch a short video inside the CP regarding how to set up a CNAME record or you can refer to the instructions in the help article, that is available in the DNS records section.