There are lots of ways to point a domain to a different domain or subdomain and one of them is by creating a CNAME record. If you own a domain name and you have created a site using some on-line service which supplies 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'll achieve by doing this is that www.your-domain.com will be in the Internet browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned 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 functioning, so you cannot have both a CNAME record directing to one company and working email addresses with another one. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and sometimes additional configuration may be necessary with the other company.

CNAME Records in Cloud Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which our company offers with each and every Linux cloud package, will allow you to create CNAME records for any domain or subdomain hosted within the account with only a few mouse clicks. If you are not confident how to go about it, you can check out the video tutorial that's available in the CP, read the detailed Help article on the subject, or you can simply contact us and we can assist you 24/7, although it is not likely you'll experience any difficulties as all it takes to create a new CNAME record is to choose a domain/subdomain, input the hostname you are redirecting to, and save the modification. The new record is going to be fully active within the hour. Using CNAME records permits you to have better control of your domains and site content and our system is simple and intuitive enough to allow individuals with no previous experience to create this sort of records effortlessly.