If you want to point a domain that you have to a different domain or subdomain, one way to do this would be to use a CNAME record. By creating such a record, the domain being redirected loses all of its records (A, MX, and so on) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain address it is forwarded to. This way, 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 Internet site that you have set up, but it'll also appear in the Internet browser address bar at all times. Some other possible uses of a CNAME record are to point all of the targeted traffic from different subdomains to their main domain, or to use the webmail service of your webhosting company by using webmail.your-doman.com, for instance. The latter will work only by setting up a CNAME record for a subdomain because such a record set up for the main domain address renders it impossible to use e-mail addresses.

CNAME Records in Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which our company offers with each and every hosting plan, will permit you to create CNAME records for every single domain address or subdomain hosted within the account with several mouse clicks. If you're not sure how to go about it, you should check the video tutorial that is available in the CP, read the comprehensive Help article on the subject, or you can simply contact us and we will help you 24/7, though it is unlikely you'll experience any troubles as all it takes to set up a new CNAME record is to select a domain/subdomain, enter the hostname you're forwarding to, and save the change. The new record will be fully active within the hour. Using CNAME records enables you to have better control of your domain addresses and website content and our system is simple and intuitive enough to allow people who have no previous experience to set up this kind of records easily.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will be able to create, change and delete CNAME records really easy with all of our semi-dedicated server plans. The accounts are managed using the custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel, and in one of its sections you will see all records for every domain or subdomain which you have added in your account. To create a new record, you just have to choose the hostname which will be forwarded (domain/subdomain), input where it will be forwarded to, choose the record type, which will be CNAME in this case, and you're going to be ready. Even when you haven't used a web hosting service before, our CP is incredibly easy to use, so you will not have any troubles. We also have a short video and a detailed help article regarding how to set up a CNAME record, both of which are available in the exact same section of Hepsia. With this feature, you could easily use a domain name hosted on our groundbreaking cloud hosting platform for a site created someplace else, set up a custom webmail login address with any of your domains, plus much more.