If you would like to forward a domain address that you have to some other domain name or subdomain, one way to do that would be to use a CNAME record. By setting up such a record, the domain name being forwarded loses all of its records (A, MX, and so on) and instead, it takes the A record of the Internet domain it is directed to. By doing this, if you are using a web design service by some provider that gives you a subdomain, you can use an actual domain and not only will it be pointed to the site that you have created, but it will also appear in the web browser address bar at all times. Other possible uses of a CNAME record are to redirect all the visitors from various subdomains to their main domain address, or to use the webmail service of your webhosting company by using webmail.your-doman.com, for instance. 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 name renders it impossible to use e-mail addresses.

CNAME Records in Shared Hosting

You can effortlessly set up CNAME records provided you have a Linux shared hosting from our company. We'll supply you with an easy-to-use CP where you can observe all DNS records for the domains and subdomains which are hosted inside the account. Setting up a CNAME record requires a few basic steps - select the domain/subdomain, pick CNAME as the type, enter the hostname you are redirecting to, then just click on the Save button. The process is as simple as that and the new record will be active almost instantly. That way, you are going to have more control over your domains and subdomains and over the content they open, you'll be able to set up a private URL for company e-mails, and much more. If you feel unsure about how to set up 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 decide to change or delete an existing CNAME record created for a domain/subdomain hosted on our end, it'll take you literally just a mouse click to make it happen.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with every one of our semi-dedicated server accounts, will allow you to set up a CNAME record without difficulty. Whether you want to create a private URL for your e-mails, to redirect a domain to a subdomain inside the account or to forward a domain name to another provider and use some third-party service which they provide, it's not going to take you more than three mouse clicks to create this sort of record. All DNS records for the domain addresses and subdomains hosted in the semi-dedicated account will be listed in a separate section in the CP, so once you're there, all that you will have to do will be to pick the type of the record that you want to create and the hostname for which you are creating it, and then enter the actual record text. For your benefit, you can see a short video in the Control Panel regarding how to create a CNAME record or you can follow the instructions in the help article, that's available in the DNS records section.