If you want to point a domain address that you have to another domain address or subdomain, a good way to do that would be to use a CNAME record. By creating such a record, the domain being pointed loses all of its records (A, MX, etc) and instead, it takes the A record of the Internet domain it's forwarded to. That way, if you use 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 site which you have created, but it'll also appear in the browser address bar at all times. Other possible uses of a CNAME record are to direct all of the traffic from different subdomains to their main domain address, 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 since this type of a record set up for the main domain address makes it impossible to use e-mail addresses.

CNAME Records in Cloud Hosting

You can effortlessly create CNAME records if you have a cloud plan from our company. We'll supply you with an easy-to-use CP where you can see all DNS records for the domains and subdomains which are hosted inside the account. Setting up a CNAME record requires several easy steps - pick the domain/subdomain, choose CNAME as the type, type in the hostname you are redirecting to, then simply click the Save button. The process is as elementary as that and the new record will be active almost instantly. In this way, you will have more control over your domain names and subdomains and over the content they open, you can set up a private URL for company emails, and more. If you feel unsure about how to create a new record or you have never done such a task, you will find a short video tutorial where you can see the whole process first-hand. If you choose to modify or delete an existing CNAME record created for a domain/subdomain hosted on our end, it'll require literally just a click to make it happen.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

You'll be able to set up, change and delete CNAME records easily with any one of our semi-dedicated server plans. The accounts are handled using the custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel, and in one of its sections you will see all records for every domain name or subdomain that you've added in your account. To create a new record, you have to select the hostname which will be forwarded (domain/subdomain), enter where it is going to be forwarded to, pick the record type, which will be CNAME in this case, and you are going to be all set. Even when you haven't used a web hosting service before, our Control Panel is quite intuitive to use, so you'll not have any issues. We also have a short video and a detailed help article concerning how to create a CNAME record, both of which are located in the exact same section of Hepsia. With this function, you can easily use a domain name hosted on our innovative cloud hosting platform for a website created somewhere else, create a custom webmail login address with any of your domain addresses, and much more.