If you wish to direct a domain that you have to some other domain address 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 its records (A, MX, and so on) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain it is 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 name and not only will it be pointed to the website which you have set up, but it will also appear in the browser address bar at all times. Other possible uses of a CNAME record are to redirect all the traffic from various subdomains to their main Internet domain, 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 due to the fact that this type of a record set up for the main domain renders it impossible to use email addresses.

CNAME Records in Website Hosting

In case you have a website hosting plan through our company and you want to set up a CNAME record, it'll take you just a few mouse clicks to do it. You can access the DNS records for all domain names and subdomains hosted in your account from the Hepsia Control Panel offered with every single plan and adding a new record is as easy as clicking on a button, selecting the type, which will be CNAME in this case, entering the actual record value and saving the change. If you have never added this sort of record before, you will discover a Help section with a detailed video tutorial that you can watch, or you can just contact us and we'll help you with this task. If you have built an Internet site through another company, 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, for example Google Apps, all it takes is setting up a CNAME record with a few clicks within your CP.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You're going to be able to create, change and delete CNAME records easily with any one of our semi-dedicated server plans. The accounts are handled via the custom Hepsia hosting CP, and in one of its sections you'll see all records for any domain address or subdomain that you've added in your account. To set up a new record, you only need to choose the hostname that'll be forwarded (domain/subdomain), input where it will be forwarded to, select the record type, that will be CNAME in this case, and you are going to be ready. In case you have never used a web hosting service before, our CP is very intuitive to use, so you will not have any troubles. We also have a short video and an in-depth help article concerning how to create a CNAME record, both of which are available in the exact same section of Hepsia. With this function, you can easily use a domain hosted on our revolutionary cloud hosting platform for a site created elsewhere, set up a custom webmail login address with any of your domain names, and a lot more.