If you wish to forward a domain name that you have to some other domain address or subdomain, one way to do that would be to use a CNAME record. By setting up such a record, the domain being redirected loses all of its records (A, MX, and so on) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain it's directed to. By doing this, if you are using a web design service by some company that gives you a subdomain, you can use an actual domain and not only will it be pointed to the Internet site which you have created, but it'll also be displayed in the web browser address bar at all times. Some other possible uses of a CNAME record are to forward all the traffic from different subdomains to their main Internet domain, or to use the webmail service of your hosting 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 such a record created for the main domain address renders it impossible to use e-mail addresses.

CNAME Records in Cloud Web Hosting

If you have a cloud web hosting plan through our company and you would like to create a CNAME record, it will take you a few clicks to get it done. You can access the DNS records for all domain names and subdomains hosted within your account via the Hepsia CP offered with each and every plan and adding a new record is as easy as clicking on a button, choosing the type, which is CNAME in this case, inputting the actual record value and saving the modification. If you have never added this kind of record before, we have a Help section with a detailed video tutorial which you can watch, or you can simply contact us and we will aid you with this task. If you have set up a website using another company, you want to use a private URL for your webmail or you want to designate a subdomain for use with the services of a different company, such as Google Apps, all it takes is setting up a CNAME record with a couple of mouse clicks in your Control Panel.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Managing DNS records usually appears to be a hard task to people with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with every single Linux semi-dedicated hosting which we provide, is quite simple to use. If you want to create a CNAME record for any purpose, all that you will have to do will be to pick the domain name or subdomain 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 procedure is quite easy and you can set up the record in the DNS Records section of the Control Panel. Within the hour the new record is going to be fully active and within several hours it's going to propagate all over the world. If you are not sure what you need to do, we have prepared a comprehensive help article and a short video tutorial regarding how to go about creating a CNAME record and they're both located within that same section of Hepsia. Of course, you can also get in touch with us for help whenever you want.