If you wish to direct a domain that you have to some other domain name or subdomain, a good way to do that would be to use a CNAME record. By creating such a record, the domain address 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. This way, if you use a web design service by some provider that gives you a subdomain, you can use an actual domain and not only will it be pointed to the site that you have set up, but it'll also appear in the web browser address bar at all times. Alternative possible uses of a CNAME record are to direct all of the traffic from various subdomains to their main domain, or to use the webmail service of your hosting company by using webmail.your-doman.com, for instance. The latter will work only by setting up a CNAME record for a subdomain since this kind of a record set up for the main domain name renders it impossible to use email addresses.

CNAME Records in Cloud Hosting

Setting up a CNAME record through our Linux cloud hosting is extremely simple. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel includes a section committed to the DNS records of your domains, so you can create a new CNAME record for any domain or subdomain hosted within your account in only a few basic steps. You can find a video tutorial within the same section where you can see the process first-hand. This feature offers you many opportunities - if you create a company site on our end, for example, the workers can use their e-mails with the company domain name, not with the address of our mail server. If you want to set up a site by using a different company that offers online web design services, you can easily redirect a domain address hosted here and use it for the website. Last, but not least, in case you have an online store and you have a billing system for http://your-domain.com and/or an SSL certificate, you are able to set up a CNAME record for the www subdomain and redirect it to the main domain name, so all your customers will be forwarded to a secure URL.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Managing DNS records usually appears to be a difficult task to the people with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with each Linux semi-dedicated hosting we provide, is quite easy to use. If you would like to create a CNAME record for any purpose, all that you need to do will be to pick the domain address 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 very 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 completely active and within several hours it'll propagate around the globe. If you're not sure what you have to do, we've prepared a detailed help article and a short video tutorial concerning how to go about creating a CNAME record and they are both located in that same section of Hepsia. Naturally, you can also get in touch with us for help at any time.