There are various ways to direct a domain address to an alternative domain or subdomain and one of them is by creating a CNAME record. In case you own a domain name and you have developed a website through some online service which provides 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 will achieve as a result is that www.your-domain.com will be in the 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 a different one. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and frequently additional configuration may be required with the other provider.
CNAME Records in Shared Hosting
If you have a shared hosting plan through our company and you would like to create a CNAME record, it will take you a few clicks to get it done. You can access the DNS records for all domain addresses and subdomains hosted inside your account from the Hepsia Control Panel included with each and every plan and adding a new record is as easy as clicking on a button, choosing the type, that will be CNAME in this case, inputting the actual record value and saving the modification. In case you have 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 simply contact us and we'll help you with this task. If you have created an Internet site using another company, you want to use a private URL for your webmail or you wish to designate a subdomain for use with the services of a different provider, like Google Apps, all it takes is creating a CNAME record with a couple of mouse clicks inside your CP.