If you'd like to direct a domain that you have to a different domain name or subdomain, one way to do that would be to use a CNAME record. By setting up such a record, the domain being forwarded loses all of its records (A, MX, etc) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain address it's forwarded to. That way, if you are using a web design service by some company that gives you a subdomain, you can use an actual domain name and not only will it be forwarded to the Internet site which you have set up, but it will also be displayed in the web browser address bar at all times. Some other possible uses of a CNAME record are to redirect all the traffic from different subdomains to their main domain address, 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 due to the fact that this kind of a record created for the main domain address makes it impossible to use email addresses.

CNAME Records in Web Hosting

In case you have a web hosting plan from our company and you want to create a CNAME record, it will take you just a few clicks to make it happen. You can access the DNS records for all domain names and subdomains hosted inside your account from the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with each and every 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 have 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 created an Internet site using another provider, you want to use a private URL for your webmail or you wish to designate a subdomain for use with the services of a different company, for instance Google Apps, all it takes is creating a CNAME record with a few clicks inside your CP.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server through our company and you wish to create a CNAME record, it takes just a couple of mouse clicks to complete this task. The plans are handled through our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel where you will see a section committed to the DNS records of the domain names and subdomains hosted inside the account. To set up a CNAME record, you'll simply have to select the record type and the hostname (domain or subdomain), enter where the latter will be forwarded to and save the modification. The new record will be active almost right away in our system and will propagate worldwide within a couple of hours. Changing or deleting an existing CNAME record inside the account is equally simple and easy and takes a click. In case you experience any problems, you can go through our in-depth help article, see the short video on the topic that we have added in the CP, or you can simply contact us for help.