If you wish to point a domain that you have to a different domain name or subdomain, one way to do this would be to use a CNAME record. By setting up such a record, the domain being forwarded loses all its records (A, MX, etc) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain address it is redirected 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 forwarded to the website that you've set up, but it'll also appear in the Internet browser address bar at all times. Alternative possible uses of a CNAME record are to point all of the traffic from different subdomains to their main domain name, 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 created for the main domain name renders it impossible to use email addresses.

CNAME Records in Hosting

In case you have a hosting plan from our company and you wish to create a CNAME record, it will take you just a few mouse clicks to get it done. You can access the DNS records for all domain addresses and subdomains hosted in your account via the Hepsia Control Panel offered with every single plan and adding a new record is as easy as clicking on a button, picking out the type, which will be CNAME in this case, entering the actual record value and saving the modification. If you have never added this kind of record before, you will find a Help section with a detailed video tutorial which you can watch, or you can simply contact us and we will aid you with this task. If you have created a website using another provider, you want to use a private URL for your webmail or you wish to designate a subdomain to be used with the services of a different company, such as Google Apps, all it takes is creating a CNAME record with a couple of mouse clicks within your Control Panel.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server with our company and you would like to create a CNAME record, it requires no more than a few clicks to complete this task. The plans are managed via our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel where you will find a section committed to the DNS records of the domain names and subdomains hosted within the account. To create a CNAME record, you'll simply have to choose the record type and the hostname (domain or subdomain), enter where the latter will be redirected to and save the change. The new record is going to be active almost immediately in our system and will propagate worldwide within several hours. Modifying or deleting an existing CNAME record within the account is just as simple and easy and takes a click. In the event you experience any difficulties, you can go through our comprehensive help article, watch the short video on the subject that we have added in the Control Panel, or just contact us for help.