If you want to direct a domain that you have to some other domain or subdomain, the best way to do this would be to use a CNAME record. By setting up such a record, the domain name being redirected loses all of its records (A, MX, and so forth) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain name it's redirected 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 pointed to the site that you have set up, but it'll also be displayed in the browser address bar at all times. Some other possible uses of a CNAME record are to redirect all the targeted traffic from various subdomains to their main domain name, or to use the webmail service of your webhosting company by using webmail.your-doman.com, for example. The latter will work only by creating a CNAME record for a subdomain since this kind of a record set up for the main domain renders it impossible to use e-mail addresses.

CNAME Records in Cloud Website Hosting

If you have a cloud website hosting plan from our company and you would like to set up a CNAME record, it will take you a few clicks to get it done. You can access the DNS records for all domain names and subdomains hosted within your account from the Hepsia CP offered with every single plan and adding a new record is as easy as clicking on a button, choosing the type, which is CNAME in this case, typing the actual record value and saving the change. If you've never added this sort of record before, we have a Help section with a detailed video tutorial you can watch, or you can just contact us and we will help you with this task. If you have set up a website through another provider, you want to use a private URL for your webmail or you want to designate a subdomain for use with the services of a different provider, for example Google Apps, all it takes is creating a CNAME record with a couple of mouse clicks in your Control Panel.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Managing DNS records usually seems a challenging task to the people with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each Linux semi-dedicated package we provide, is quite easy to use. If you would like to set up a CNAME record for any purpose, all you have 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 address or subdomain you are forwarding to. The procedure is quite easy and you can create the record in the DNS Records section of the CP. Within the hour the new record will be 100 % active and within a few hours it's going to propagate worldwide. If you are not sure what you need to do, we've prepared a detailed help article and a short video tutorial on how to go about creating a CNAME record and they're both located in that same section of Hepsia. Naturally, you can also get in touch with us for help at any time.