If you'd like to forward a domain address that you have to another domain name or subdomain, the best way to do this would be to use a CNAME record. By setting up such a record, the domain name being redirected loses all its records (A, MX, and so on) and instead, it takes the A record of the Internet domain it is pointed to. This way, if you use a web design service by some provider that gives you a subdomain, you can use an actual domain and not only will it be pointed to the website you have created, but it'll also appear in the web browser address bar at all times. Alternative possible uses of a CNAME record are to direct all the visitors from various subdomains to their main domain name, or to use the webmail service of your hosting company by using webmail.your-doman.com, for example. The latter will work only by creating a CNAME record for a subdomain simply because such a record created for the main domain name makes it impossible to use e-mail addresses.

CNAME Records in Cloud Web Hosting

In case you have a cloud web hosting plan from our company and you wish to create a CNAME record, it will take you a few clicks to get it done. You can access the DNS records for all domains and subdomains hosted within your account through the Hepsia CP that comes with each plan and adding a new record is as easy as clicking on a button, picking out the type, which is CNAME in this case, typing the actual record value and saving the modification. In case you have never added this type of record before, you will find a Help section with a detailed video tutorial which you can watch, or you can just contact us and we will assist you with this task. If you have built an Internet site via another company, you want to use a private URL for your webmail or you want to designate a subdomain to be used with the services of a different company, for example Google Apps, all it takes is setting up a CNAME record with a couple of clicks in your Control Panel.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

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