What is a CNAME record? Why would you want to create this sort of record? Where do CNAME records stand in the DNS structure?
There are many ways to direct a domain to another domain or subdomain and one of them is by setting up a CNAME record. In case you own a domain and you have created a website using some on-line service that provides you with a service subdomain, you can easily link the two by setting up a CNAME record for your-domain.com that directs to subdomain.provider.com. What you will achieve with this is that www.your-domain.com is going to be in the web browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned site from the servers of the third-party company. It is essential to know that if you set up a CNAME record, any other records your domain name may have will stop functioning, so you cannot have both a CNAME record directing to one provider and functioning e-mail address with a different one. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and sometimes further configuration may be needed with the other provider.
CNAME Records in Shared Web Hosting
In case you have a shared web hosting
plan from our company and you wish to create a CNAME record, it'll take you just a few clicks to do it. You can access the DNS records for all domains and subdomains hosted in your account from the Hepsia CP included with every single plan and adding a new record is as easy as clicking on a button, choosing the type, which will be CNAME in this case, typing the actual record value and saving the modification. If you have never added this type of record before, you will discover a Help section with a detailed video tutorial which you can watch, or you can simply contact us and we'll assist you with this task. If you have built an Internet site through 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, such as Google Apps, all it takes is setting up a CNAME record with a couple of mouse clicks inside your Control Panel.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with every single one of our semi-dedicated server
accounts, allows you to set up a CNAME record effortlessly. If you want to create a private URL for your emails, to redirect a domain to a subdomain inside the account or to forward a domain name to another provider and use some third-party service which they provide, it won't require more than 3 mouse clicks to set up such a record. All DNS records for the domain addresses and subdomains hosted in the semi-dedicated account will be listed in a separate section in the Control Panel, so once you're there, all you will have to do will be to choose the type of the record that you want to set up and the hostname for which you are creating it, and then type in the actual record text. For your convenience, you can see a short video in the CP regarding how to create a CNAME record or you can refer to the instructions in the help article, which is available in the DNS records section.