There are various ways to point a domain address to an alternative domain or subdomain and one of them is by setting up a CNAME record. If you own a domain and you've developed a website through some online service which provides you with a service subdomain, you could 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 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 may have will stop functioning, so you can't have both a CNAME record pointing to one provider and functioning e-mail address 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 company.

CNAME Records in Cloud Hosting

If you have a cloud hosting plan through our company and you would like to create a CNAME record, it will take you only 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 basic as clicking on a button, selecting the type, which will be CNAME in this case, inputting the actual record value and saving the modification. If you've never added this sort of record before, you will find a Help section with a detailed video tutorial that you can watch, or you can just contact us and we will help 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 wish to designate a subdomain to be used with the services of a different company, such as Google Apps, all it takes is setting up a CNAME record with a few mouse clicks inside your CP.