If you'd like to point a domain that you have to a different domain name or subdomain, the best way to do that would be to use a CNAME record. By creating such a record, the domain name being forwarded loses all of its records (A, MX, and so forth) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain it is directed to. By doing this, if you use a web design service by some company that gives you a subdomain, you can use an actual domain and not only will it be forwarded to the site you have created, but it will also be displayed in the browser address bar at all times. Alternative possible uses of a CNAME record are to forward all the visitors 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 because this kind of a record set up for the main domain name renders it impossible to use email addresses.

CNAME Records in Cloud Hosting

You can easily set up CNAME records in case you have a Linux cloud hosting through our company. We will provide you with an easy-to-use Control Panel which allows you to see all DNS records for the domains and subdomains which are hosted in the account. Creating a CNAME record includes a few basic steps - choose the domain/subdomain, pick CNAME as the type, type in the hostname you are redirecting to, after that just click the Save button. The process is as elementary as that and the new record will be active almost instantly. In this way, you are going to have more control over your domain addresses and subdomains and over the content they open, you can create a private URL for company e-mails, and much more. If you feel uncertain about how to create a new record or you have never done such a task, we have a short video tutorial where you can see the whole process first-hand. If you want to change or delete an existing CNAME record created for a domain/subdomain hosted on our end, it will take you literally just a mouse click to do it.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Managing DNS records usually appears to be a challenging task to the people with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each Linux semi-dedicated hosting we provide, is very easy to use. If you want to set up a CNAME record for any purpose, all you need to do will be to select the domain address or subdomain you need, choose the type of record, which will be CNAME in this case, then type the value i.e. the domain address or subdomain you are forwarding to. The procedure is quite easy and you can set up the record in the DNS Records section of the Control Panel. Within the hour the new record will be completely active and within a few hours it's going to propagate all over the world. If you aren't sure what you have to do, we've prepared a detailed help article and a short video tutorial regarding how to go about creating a CNAME record and they're both located within that same section of Hepsia. Of course, you can also get in touch with us for assistance at any moment.