If you wish to point a domain name that you have to a different domain or subdomain, one way to do that would be to use a CNAME record. By creating such a record, the domain being redirected loses all its records (A, MX, etc) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain address it's directed to. This way, if you are using 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 redirected to the Internet site you have set up, but it'll also appear in the browser address bar at all times. Alternative possible uses of a CNAME record are to redirect all of the visitors from different subdomains to their main Internet domain, or to use the webmail service of your webhosting company by using webmail.your-doman.com, for instance. The latter will work only by setting up a CNAME record for a subdomain simply because this kind of a record set up for the main domain renders it impossible to use e-mail addresses.

CNAME Records in Cloud Website Hosting

Setting up a CNAME record through our cloud website hosting is quite easy. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel features a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domain names, so you can set up a new CNAME record for any domain or subdomain hosted in your account in just a few simple steps. There is also a video tutorial within the same section in which you can see the process first-hand. This feature gives you a variety of options - if you create a company website on our end, for instance, the workers can use their e-mails with the company domain address, not with the address of our mail server. If you choose to create a website using a different company that offers online web design services, you can easily forward a domain name hosted here and use it for the site. Last, but not least, in case you have a web-based store and you have a billing system for http://your-domain.com and/or an SSL certificate, you can set up a CNAME record for the www subdomain and forward it to the main domain address, so all your visitors are going to be forwarded to a secure URL.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Managing DNS records usually seems a hard task to those with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with every Linux semi-dedicated server which we offer, is very easy to use. If you'd like to set up a CNAME record for any purpose, all that you have to do will be to select the domain name or subdomain you need, pick the type of record, which will be CNAME in this case, then type the value i.e. the domain or subdomain you are forwarding to. The process is quite simple and you can set up the record in the DNS Records section of the CP. Within the hour the new record is going to be completely active and within a couple of hours it is going to propagate all over the world. If you are not sure what you have to do, we've prepared a detailed help article and a short video tutorial concerning how to go about creating a CNAME record and they are both located in that very same section of Hepsia. Of course, you can also get in touch with us for assistance at any time.