If you'd like to direct a domain name that you have to another domain or subdomain, the best way to do this would be to use a CNAME record. By setting up such a record, the domain name being pointed loses all of its records (A, MX, etc) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain address it's pointed to. This way, if you use a web design service by some provider that gives you a subdomain, you can use an actual domain name and not only will it be forwarded to the website that you've created, but it'll also be displayed in the browser address bar at all times. Some other possible uses of a CNAME record are to forward all the traffic from various subdomains to their main domain address, or to use the webmail service of your hosting provider by using webmail.your-doman.com, for example. The latter will work only by setting up a CNAME record for a subdomain due to the fact that such a record set up for the main domain renders it impossible to use e-mail addresses.

CNAME Records in Web Hosting

You can effortlessly set up CNAME records if you have a web hosting through our company. We are going to supply you with an easy-to-use Control Panel which allows you to view all DNS records for the domain names and subdomains which are hosted inside the account. Setting up a CNAME record involves a number of easy steps - choose the domain/subdomain, select CNAME as the type, type in the hostname you are forwarding to, after that just click on the Save button. The procedure is as simple as that and the new record is going to be active almost instantly. In this way, you'll have more control over your domains and subdomains and over the content they open, you can create a private URL for company emails, and more. If you feel unsure about how to set up a new record or you have never done such a task, you will find there's a short video tutorial in which you can see the whole process first-hand. If you decide to modify or delete an existing CNAME record created for a domain/subdomain hosted on our end, it'll take you literally simply a mouse click to make it happen.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Managing DNS records usually appears to be a challenging task to those with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with every semi-dedicated package we offer, is extremely simple to use. If you would like to create a CNAME record for any purpose, all you have to do will be to pick the domain or subdomain you need, pick the type of record, which will be CNAME in this case, then input the value i.e. the domain name or subdomain you are forwarding to. The process is quite easy and you can set up the record in the DNS Records section of the CP. Within the hour the new record will be fully active and within several hours it is going to propagate all over the world. If you are not sure what you have to do, we've prepared a comprehensive help article and a short video tutorial regarding how to go about creating a CNAME record and they're both located in that very same section of Hepsia. Naturally, you can also get in touch with us for help at any moment.