If you'd like to point a domain name that you have to another domain or subdomain, one of the ways to do that would be to use a CNAME record. By creating such a record, the domain being forwarded loses all its records (A, MX, etc) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain address it's pointed to. That way, 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 forwarded to the website you have set up, but it will also be displayed in the Internet browser address bar at all times. Some other possible uses of a CNAME record are to forward all of the targeted 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 instance. The latter will work only by creating a CNAME record for a subdomain because such a record created for the main domain name renders it impossible to use e-mail addresses.

CNAME Records in Shared Website Hosting

In case you have a shared website hosting plan through our company and you would like to create a CNAME record, it'll take you a few clicks to do it. You can access the DNS records for all domains and subdomains hosted in your account through the Hepsia CP included with every single plan and adding a new record is as easy as clicking on a button, picking out the type, that will be CNAME in this case, entering the actual record value and saving the change. In case you have never added this sort of record before, you will find a Help section with a detailed video tutorial that you can watch, or you can simply contact us and we'll assist you with this task. If you have set up an Internet site via another provider, you want to use a private URL for your webmail or you want to designate a subdomain to be used with the services of a different company, like Google Apps, all it takes is setting up a CNAME record with a few clicks within your CP.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server with our company and you want to create a CNAME record, it will take no more than a few mouse clicks to complete this task. The plans are managed via our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP where you will discover a section committed to the DNS records of the domain names and subdomains hosted in the account. To create a CNAME record, you'll simply have to choose the record type and the hostname (domain or subdomain), type where the latter will be directed to and save the modification. The new record is going to be active almost right away in our system and will propagate worldwide within several hours. Editing or deleting an existing CNAME record in the account is just as easy and takes a click. In case you experience any problems, you can go through our detailed help article, check out the short video on the subject that we have added in the Control Panel, or simply contact us for assistance.