If you'd like to point a domain that you have to a different domain or subdomain, one of the ways to do this would be to use a CNAME record. By creating such a record, the domain address being forwarded loses all its records (A, MX, and so on) and instead, it takes the A record of the Internet domain it's directed 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 and not only will it be redirected to the website that you have created, but it will also be displayed in the browser address bar at all times. Some other possible uses of a CNAME record are to forward all the targeted traffic from different subdomains to their main domain name, or to use the webmail service of your hosting provider by using webmail.your-doman.com, for example. The latter will work only by creating a CNAME record for a subdomain due to the fact that this type of a record created for the main domain address renders it impossible to use e-mail addresses.

CNAME Records in Website Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which our company offers with each and every website hosting, will permit you to create CNAME records for every single domain name or subdomain hosted in the account with just a few clicks. If you aren't sure how to go about it, you can check the video tutorial available in the Control Panel, read the in depth Help article on the subject, or simply contact us and we can assist you 24/7, although it is unlikely that you'll experience any problems as all it takes to create a new CNAME record is to pick a domain/subdomain, input the hostname that you're forwarding to, and save the modification. The new record will be fully active within the hour. Using CNAME records enables you to have better control over your domains and site content and our system is simple and user-friendly enough to allow people with no previous experience to create this sort of records with ease.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Managing DNS records usually appears to be a difficult task to those with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each and every semi-dedicated service which we provide, is quite easy to use. If you wish to set up a CNAME record for any purpose, all you need to do will be to pick the domain or subdomain that you need, choose the type of record, that will be CNAME in this case, then type the value i.e. the domain name or subdomain you are forwarding to. The process is quite simple and you can create the record in the DNS Records section of the CP. Within the hour the new record will be 100 % active and within a couple of hours it will propagate around the world. If you aren't sure what you need to do, we have prepared an in depth help article and a short video tutorial concerning how to go about creating a CNAME record and they are both situated in that very same section of Hepsia. Needless to say, you can also get in touch with us for assistance at any time.