If you want to point a domain that you have to some other domain address or subdomain, one way to do that would be to use a CNAME record. By creating such a record, the domain being forwarded loses all of its records (A, MX, and so on) 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 and not only will it be pointed to the site you have created, but it will also be displayed in the web browser address bar at all times. Alternative possible uses of a CNAME record are to direct all the visitors from various subdomains to their main domain address, 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 simply because such a record created for the main domain name makes it impossible to use email addresses.

CNAME Records in Web Hosting

Creating a CNAME record through our web hosting is extremely simple. Our in-house built Hepsia CP includes a section committed to the DNS records of your domains, so you can set up a new CNAME record for any domain or subdomain hosted within your account in a couple of easy steps. You will find a video tutorial within the same section in which you can see the process first-hand. This feature will give you many opportunities - if you create a company site on our end, for instance, the employees can use their emails with the company domain address, not with the address of our mail server. If you wish to set up an Internet site through a different provider which offers online web design services, you can easily forward a domain name 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 could create a CNAME record for the www subdomain and direct it to the main domain name, so all your visitors will be forwarded to a secure URL.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server with our company and you would like to set up a CNAME record, it requires only a couple of clicks to complete this task. The plans are handled using our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel in which you will discover a section devoted to the DNS records of the domains 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 is going to be redirected to and save the change. The new record will be active almost immediately in our system and will propagate worldwide within several hours. Editing or deleting an existing CNAME record in the account is just as simple and takes a click. In case you experience any issues, you can go through our in-depth help article, check out the short video on the topic that we have added in the Control Panel, or simply contact us for help.