If you would like to direct a domain that you have to a different domain or subdomain, one way to do this would be to use a CNAME record. By setting up 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 name it's redirected to. In this way, 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 pointed to the Internet site you have created, but it will also appear in the Internet browser address bar at all times. Alternative possible uses of a CNAME record are to direct all the targeted traffic from different subdomains to their main domain name, 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 such a record set up for the main domain address renders it impossible to use e-mail addresses.

CNAME Records in Cloud Website Hosting

The Hepsia hosting CP, which we provide with each and every cloud website hosting service, will allow you to create CNAME records for every single domain address or subdomain hosted within the account with several mouse clicks. If you are not sure how to go about it, you can check the video tutorial that is available within the Control Panel, read the in depth Help article on the subject, or just simply contact us and we can assist you 24/7, even though it is not likely that you will experience any issues as all it takes to set up a new CNAME record is to select a domain/subdomain, type in the hostname that you're redirecting to, and save the change. The new record will be fully active within the hour. Using CNAME records enables you to have better control over your domains and website content and our system is simple and intuitive enough to allow people who have no previous experience to set up such records with ease.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Managing DNS records usually seems a challenging task to the people with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with each Linux semi-dedicated server that we offer, is very easy to use. If you'd like to set up a CNAME record for any purpose, all you need to do will be to choose the domain name or subdomain that you need, select the type of record, which will be CNAME in this case, then enter the value i.e. the domain address or subdomain you are forwarding to. The procedure is quite simple and you can create the record in the DNS Records section of the Control Panel. Within the hour the new record is going to be 100 % active and within a few hours it will propagate around the world. If you are not sure what you have to do, we have prepared a detailed help article and a short video tutorial on how to go about creating a CNAME record and they are both situated in that very same section of Hepsia. Of course, you can also get in touch with us for assistance whenever you want.