If you'd like to point a domain address that you have to some other domain name or subdomain, one way to do that would be to use a CNAME record. By creating such a record, the domain being pointed loses all of its records (A, MX, and so on) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain name it's pointed to. That 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 you have set up, but it'll also be displayed in the browser address bar at all times. Some other possible uses of a CNAME record are to redirect all the targeted traffic from various subdomains to their main domain address, 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 due to the fact that this kind of a record created for the main domain name makes it impossible to use e-mail addresses.

CNAME Records in Hosting

Setting up a CNAME record using our hosting services is extremely simple. Our in-house built Hepsia CP features a section committed to the DNS records of your domain addresses, so you can set up a new CNAME record for any domain or subdomain hosted within your account in just a few easy steps. You can find a video tutorial in the same section in which you can see the process first-hand. This feature gives you a number of options - if you build a company site on our end, for example, the employees can use their e-mails with the company domain, not with the address of our mail server. If you want to set up a website using a different provider which offers online web design services, you can easily forward a domain name hosted here and use it for the website. 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'll be able to create a CNAME record for the www subdomain and forward it to the main domain, so all your clients will be forwarded to a secure URL.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Managing DNS records usually appears to be a difficult task to those with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each semi-dedicated hosting which we offer, is extremely easy to use. If you need to create a CNAME record for any purpose, all you will have to do will be to select the domain name or subdomain that you need, pick the type of record, that will be CNAME in this case, then input the value i.e. the domain or subdomain you are forwarding to. The process is very simple and you can create the record in the DNS Records section of the CP. Within the hour the new record is going to be completely active and within a couple of hours it's going to propagate around the world. If you aren't sure what you have to do, we have prepared a comprehensive help article and a short video tutorial on how to go about creating a CNAME record and they are both situated in that same section of Hepsia. Needless to say, you can also get in touch with us for assistance at any moment.