There are several ways to direct 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 name and you've set up a website using some online service which provides you with a service subdomain, you could easily link the two by setting up a CNAME record for that directs to What you're going to achieve with this is that will be in the Internet 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 create a CNAME record, any other records your domain address 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 required with the other provider.

CNAME Records in Cloud Hosting

If you have a cloud hosting plan from our company and you want to create a CNAME record, it'll take you only a few clicks to make it happen. You can access the DNS records for all domain addresses and subdomains hosted within your account through the Hepsia Control Panel included with each and every plan and adding a new record is as basic as clicking on a button, choosing the type, that will be CNAME in this case, inputting the actual record value and saving the change. In case you have never added this kind of record before, you will find a Help section with a detailed video tutorial you can watch, or you can simply contact us and we will help you with this task. If you have created an Internet site via another provider, you want to use a private URL for your webmail or you would like to designate a subdomain to be used with the services of a different provider, like Google Apps, all it takes is setting up a CNAME record with a couple of clicks within your CP.