If you would like to point a domain that you have to a different domain name or subdomain, the best way to do this would be to use a CNAME record. By creating such a record, the domain address being redirected loses all its records (A, MX, and so forth) and instead, it takes the A record of the Internet domain it's forwarded to. By doing this, 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 pointed to the website that you've created, but it will also be displayed in the Internet browser address bar at all times. Alternative possible uses of a CNAME record are to redirect all the targeted traffic from different subdomains to their main domain address, or to use the webmail service of your hosting provider by using webmail.your-doman.com, for instance. The latter will work only by setting up a CNAME record for a subdomain simply because this type of a record set up for the main domain address renders it impossible to use e-mail addresses.

CNAME Records in Website Hosting

You can easily create CNAME records provided you have a Linux website hosting through our company. We are going to supply you with an easy-to-use CP where you could view all DNS records for the domain names and subdomains that are hosted within the account. Creating a CNAME record involves a few easy steps - select the domain/subdomain, pick CNAME as the type, type in the hostname you are redirecting to, after that just click on the Save button. The process is as easy as that and the new record is going to be active almost immediately. In this way, you'll have more control over your domain addresses and subdomains and over the content they open, you can create a private URL for company emails, and a lot more. If you feel uncertain about how to create a new record or you have never done such a task, you will find there's a short video tutorial where you can see the whole process first-hand. If you decide to change or delete an existing CNAME record created for a domain/subdomain hosted on our end, it'll take you literally only a mouse click to do it.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Managing DNS records usually seems to be a tough task to people with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with every single Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we offer, is quite easy to use. If you want to create a CNAME record for any purpose, all you will need to do will be to choose the domain or subdomain that you need, choose the type of record, that will be CNAME in this case, then type in the value i.e. the domain or subdomain you are forwarding to. The procedure is quite simple and you can set up the record in the DNS Records section of the Control Panel. Within the hour the new record will be 100 % active and within a couple of hours it'll propagate all over the world. If you are not 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 located within that same section of Hepsia. Of course, you can also get in touch with us for assistance whenever you want.