If you wish to point a domain address that you have to some other domain address or subdomain, a good way to do this would be to use a CNAME record. By setting up such a record, the domain being pointed loses all of its records (A, MX, etc) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain address it is pointed to. This way, 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've created, but it'll also be displayed in the web browser address bar at all times. Other possible uses of a CNAME record are to redirect 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 creating a CNAME record for a subdomain since this type of a record set up for the main domain renders it impossible to use e-mail addresses.

CNAME Records in Cloud Hosting

Setting up a CNAME record using our cloud hosting service is quite easy. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel features a section devoted to the DNS records of your domain addresses, so you can set up a new CNAME record for any domain or subdomain hosted in your account in just a few simple steps. There is also a video tutorial within the same section where you can see the process first-hand. This feature gives you a variety of options - if you create a company site on our end, as an illustration, the employees can use their e-mails with the company domain, not with the address of our mail server. If you decide to set up an Internet site by using a different company that offers online web design services, you can easily forward a domain hosted here and use it for the website. Last, but not least, in case you have a web-based store and you have a billing system for http://your-domain.com and/or an SSL certificate, you may create a CNAME record for the www subdomain and forward it to the main domain address, so all your visitors will be forwarded to a secure URL.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server from our company and you want to create a CNAME record, it will require no more than a couple of clicks to complete this task. The plans are handled through our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel in which you will see a section devoted to the DNS records of the domains and subdomains hosted inside the account. To set up a CNAME record, you'll only have to pick the record type and the hostname (domain or subdomain), enter where the latter will be directed to and save the modification. The new record is going to be active almost immediately in our system and will propagate worldwide within a few hours. Changing or deleting an existing CNAME record inside the account is just as simple and easy and takes a click. In case you experience any difficulties, you can go through our in-depth help article, check out the short video on the topic that we have added in the Control Panel, or you can simply contact us for help.