There are lots of ways to point a domain name to another domain or subdomain and one of them is by creating a CNAME record. In case you own a domain and you have set up a site using some online service that provides you with a service subdomain, you could easily link the two by creating a CNAME record for your-domain.com that redirects to subdomain.provider.com. What you are going to achieve in this way is that www.your-domain.com is going to be in the browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned site from the servers of the third-party company. It is very important 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 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 needed with the other company.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server from our company and you wish to create a CNAME record, it takes only a few mouse clicks to complete this task. The plans are managed through our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP in which you will see a section devoted to the DNS records of the domain addresses and subdomains hosted in the account. To create a CNAME record, you'll simply have to select the record type and the hostname (domain or subdomain), type in where the latter will be forwarded to and save the change. The new record will be active almost right away in our system and will propagate worldwide within a few hours. Changing or deleting an existing CNAME record inside the account is equally simple and easy and takes a click. In case you experience any difficulties, you can go through our detailed help article, watch the short video on the subject that we have added in the Control Panel, or just contact us for help.