If you want to direct a domain name that you have to another domain or subdomain, the best way to do that would be to use a CNAME record. By setting up such a record, the domain being forwarded loses all its records (A, MX, and so on) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain address it is pointed to. By doing this, 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 forwarded to the site which you have created, but it'll also be displayed in the web browser address bar at all times. Alternative possible uses of a CNAME record are to direct all of the visitors from various subdomains to their main domain, or to use the webmail service of your hosting company by using webmail.your-doman.com, for example. The latter will work only by setting up a CNAME record for a subdomain since this kind of a record set up for the main domain address makes it impossible to use email addresses.

CNAME Records in Cloud Hosting

Setting up a CNAME record with our Linux cloud hosting packages is really simple. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel features a section committed to the DNS records of your domain names, so you can create a new CNAME record for any domain or subdomain hosted within your account in only a few easy steps. You will find a video tutorial within the same section in which you can see the process first-hand. This feature offers you many opportunities - if you set up a company website on our end, for example, the workers can use their emails with the company domain address, not with the address of our mail server. If you wish to set up a website by using a different company that offers online web design services, you can easily forward a domain address hosted here and use it for the website. Last, but not least, if you have a web-based store and you have a billing system for http://your-domain.com and/or an SSL certificate, you may set up a CNAME record for the www subdomain and forward it to the main domain name, so all your clients will be forwarded to a secure URL.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server from our company and you would like to create a CNAME record, it will require only a few clicks to complete this task. The plans are managed using our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP in which you will discover a section devoted to the DNS records of the domain names and subdomains hosted within the account. To set up a CNAME record, you'll only have to choose the record type and the hostname (domain or subdomain), input where the latter is going to be directed to and save the modification. The new record will be active almost right away in our system and will propagate worldwide within a few hours. Editing or deleting an existing CNAME record within the account is just as simple and takes a click. In the event you experience any difficulties, you can go through our comprehensive help article, watch the short video on the subject that we have added in the Control Panel, or you can just contact us for help.