If you'd like to forward a domain address that you have to some other domain address or subdomain, one way 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 forth) 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 company that gives you a subdomain, you can use an actual domain name and not only will it be redirected to the site which you have created, but it will also be displayed in the Internet browser address bar at all times. Other possible uses of a CNAME record are to direct all of the traffic from different subdomains to their main domain name, 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 since this type of a record created for the main domain name makes it impossible to use email addresses.

CNAME Records in Cloud Hosting

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

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server from our company and you would like to create a CNAME record, it will take no more than a couple of clicks to complete this task. The plans are handled via our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP where you will see a section dedicated to the DNS records of the domain addresses and subdomains hosted inside the account. To set up a CNAME record, you will simply have to choose the record type and the hostname (domain or subdomain), type in where the latter will be forwarded to and save the modification. The new record is going to be active almost immediately in our system and will propagate worldwide within several hours. Modifying or deleting an existing CNAME record within the account is just as simple and takes a click. In the event you experience any issues, you can go through our detailed help article, watch the short video on the topic that we have added in the Control Panel, or you can simply contact us for help.