There are several 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've created a site using some on-line service which supplies you with a service subdomain, you could easily link the two by creating a CNAME record for your-domain.com that directs to subdomain.provider.com. What you're going to achieve with this is that www.your-domain.com will be in the browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned Internet site from the servers of the third-party provider. You should know that if you set up a CNAME record, any other records your domain may have will stop working, so you cannot have both a CNAME record directing to one provider and functioning email addresses with another one. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and frequently additional configuration may be necessary with the other provider.
CNAME Records in Cloud Website Hosting
In case you have a cloud website hosting plan from our company and you wish to set up a CNAME record, it'll take you only a few mouse clicks to do it. You can access the DNS records for all domain addresses and subdomains hosted in your account via the Hepsia Control Panel included with each plan and adding a new record is as basic as clicking on a button, choosing the type, that will be CNAME in this case, entering the actual record value and saving the change. If you've never added this type of record before, you will discover a Help section with a detailed video tutorial you can watch, or you can just contact us and we will assist you with this task. If you have set up an Internet site via another provider, you want to use a private URL for your webmail or you would like to designate a subdomain for use with the services of a different provider, for example Google Apps, all it takes is setting up a CNAME record with a few mouse clicks inside your Control Panel.