If you would like to point a domain name that you have to some other 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 is redirected to. By doing this, if you use a web design service by some provider that gives you a subdomain, you can use an actual domain name and not only will it be pointed to the website that you have set up, but it will also appear in the browser address bar at all times. Alternative possible uses of a CNAME record are to redirect all the traffic from different subdomains to their main domain name, or to use the webmail service of your webhosting company 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 kind of a record set up for the main domain address makes it impossible to use email addresses.

CNAME Records in Cloud Website Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which we offer with each and every cloud website hosting plan, will permit you to create CNAME records for every domain address or subdomain hosted inside the account with several mouse clicks. If you're not absolutely sure how to go about it, you can check out the video tutorial available within the Control Panel, read the comprehensive Help article on the subject, or simply contact us and we will help you 24/7, though it is unlikely that you will experience any issues as all it takes to create a new CNAME record is to pick a domain/subdomain, type the hostname you are pointing to, and save the modification. The new record will be fully active within the hour. Using CNAME records permits you to have better control over your domains and website content and our system is simple and user-friendly enough to allow people with no previous experience to create this sort of records with ease.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server through our company and you want to create a CNAME record, it takes only a few mouse clicks to complete this task. The plans are managed using our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel in which you will discover a section devoted to the DNS records of the domain names and subdomains hosted within the account. To create a CNAME record, you'll only have to select the record type and the hostname (domain or subdomain), type in where the latter will be forwarded to and save the modification. The new record is going to be active almost immediately in our system and will propagate worldwide within a couple of hours. Changing or deleting an existing CNAME record inside the account is just as easy and takes a click. If you experience any issues, you can go through our detailed help article, see the short video on the topic that we have added in the CP, or you can simply contact us for assistance.