If you wish to point a domain that you have to some other domain or subdomain, a good way to do that would be to use a CNAME record. By setting up such a record, the domain being pointed loses all its records (A, MX, and so forth) and instead, it takes the A record of the Internet domain it is forwarded to. In this way, 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 directed to the Internet site you have created, but it'll also be displayed in the web browser address bar at all times. Alternative possible uses of a CNAME record are to redirect all the targeted traffic from various subdomains to their main domain, or to use the webmail service of your hosting company by using webmail.your-doman.com, for example. The latter will work only by setting up a CNAME record for a subdomain since such a record set up for the main domain address renders it impossible to use email addresses.

CNAME Records in Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which we provide with each and every hosting, allows you to create CNAME records for every domain name or subdomain hosted in the account with just a few mouse clicks. If you're not confident how to go about it, you can check the video tutorial that is available within the CP, read the detailed Help article on the subject, or you can simply contact us and we can help you 24/7, even though it is not likely you'll experience any problems as all it takes to set up a new CNAME record is to choose a domain/subdomain, type the hostname you are forwarding to, and save the change. The new record is going to be fully active within the hour. Using CNAME records permits you to have better control over your domains and site content and our system is simple and user-friendly enough to allow people with no previous experience to create this sort of records effortlessly.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

You are going to be able to set up, change and delete CNAME records very easy with any of our semi-dedicated server plans. The accounts are handled through the custom Hepsia hosting CP, and in one of its sections you'll see all records for every domain or subdomain which you have added in your account. To create a new record, you only have to pick the hostname that'll be forwarded (domain/subdomain), enter where it is going to be forwarded to, select the record type, which will be CNAME in this case, and you'll be ready. In case you have never used a web hosting service before, our CP is very intuitive to use, so you'll not have any problems. We also have a short video and an in-depth help article concerning how to create a CNAME record, both of which are located in the exact same section of Hepsia. With this function, you can easily use a domain address hosted on our revolutionary cloud hosting platform for a website created elsewhere, set up a custom webmail login address with any of your domain addresses, and more.