If you want to point a domain name that you have to a different domain name or subdomain, the best way to do that would be to use a CNAME record. By creating such a record, the domain name being forwarded loses all of its records (A, MX, etc) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain address it is forwarded to. That way, 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 redirected to the website that you have set up, but it will also appear in the Internet browser address bar at all times. Other possible uses of a CNAME record are to point all the traffic from various subdomains to their main domain name, or to use the webmail service of your hosting provider by using webmail.your-doman.com, for example. The latter will work only by setting up a CNAME record for a subdomain due to the fact that such a record created for the main domain address renders it impossible to use e-mail addresses.

CNAME Records in Web Hosting

Creating a CNAME record through our web hosting plans is really easy. Our in-house built Hepsia CP includes a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domain addresses, so you can set up a new CNAME record for any domain or subdomain hosted in your account in just a few easy steps. You will find a video tutorial within the same section in which you can see the process first-hand. This feature provides you with a number of possibilities - if you create a company site on our end, for example, the staff can use their emails with the company domain name, not with the address of our mail server. If you wish to create an Internet site using a different provider which offers online web design services, you can easily forward a domain name hosted here and use it for the site. Last, but not least, in case you have an on-line store and you have a billing system for http://your-domain.com and/or an SSL certificate, you'll be able to create a CNAME record for the www subdomain and forward it to the main domain address, so all your visitors are going to be forwarded to a secure URL.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Managing DNS records usually seems a tough task to those with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with every single semi-dedicated plan that we provide, is very easy to use. If you wish to create a CNAME record for any purpose, all that you will need to do will be to choose the domain name or subdomain that you need, pick the type of record, that will be CNAME in this case, then enter the value i.e. the domain or subdomain you are forwarding to. The process is quite simple and you can set up the record in the DNS Records section of the CP. Within the hour the new record is going to be completely active and within a couple of hours it's going to propagate worldwide. If you are not sure what you need to do, we have prepared a detailed help article and a short video tutorial concerning how to go about creating a CNAME record and they are both located within that very same section of Hepsia. Naturally, you can also get in touch with us for help at any moment.