If you wish to direct a domain address that you have to some other domain or subdomain, a good way to do this would be to use a CNAME record. By setting up such a record, the domain being redirected loses all of its records (A, MX, etc) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain it's redirected to. This 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 redirected to the site that you've created, but it will also appear in the web browser address bar at all times. Some other possible uses of a CNAME record are to forward all the traffic from various subdomains to their main Internet domain, 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 due to the fact that this type of a record set up for the main domain renders it impossible to use email addresses.

CNAME Records in Cloud Web Hosting

You can easily create CNAME records provided you have a cloud web hosting with our company. We will supply you with an easy-to-use Control Panel where you could see all DNS records for the domain names and subdomains which are hosted in the account. Creating a CNAME record involves a few easy steps - pick the domain/subdomain, select CNAME as the type, type in the hostname you are forwarding to, and then just click on the Save button. The procedure is as simple as that and the new record will be active almost right away. This way, you will have more control over your domains and subdomains and over the content they open, you can create a private URL for company emails, and more. If you feel unclear about how to create a new record or you have never done such a task, we have a short video tutorial in which you can see the whole process first-hand. If you want 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 get it done.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Managing DNS records usually seems to be a challenging task to people with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with every Linux semi-dedicated server that we offer, is very 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 name or subdomain that you need, choose the type of record, that will be CNAME in this case, then input the value i.e. the domain name or subdomain you are forwarding to. The process is very easy 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 fully active and within a couple of hours it'll propagate worldwide. If you aren't sure what you should 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 within that same section of Hepsia. Of course, you can also get in touch with us for help at any time.