If you wish to point a domain name that you have to some other domain address or subdomain, one of the ways to do that 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 Internet domain it's directed to. In this way, if you are using 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 directed to the website you have set up, but it'll also be displayed in the web browser address bar at all times. Other possible uses of a CNAME record are to point all the traffic from various subdomains to their main 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 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 Shared Hosting

If you have a shared hosting plan through our company and you wish to create a CNAME record, it will take you a few clicks to make it happen. You can access the DNS records for all domain names and subdomains hosted within your account via the Hepsia CP that comes with each plan and adding a new record is as basic as clicking on a button, picking out the type, which is CNAME in this case, inputting the actual record value and saving the modification. If you have never added this sort of record before, we have a Help section with a detailed video tutorial which you can watch, or you can just contact us and we'll help you with this task. If you have built an Internet site through another company, 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 few mouse clicks within your Control Panel.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Managing DNS records usually appears to be a tough task to those with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each and every Linux semi-dedicated package which we offer, is quite simple to use. If you want to set up a CNAME record for any purpose, all you will have to do will be to pick the domain address or subdomain you need, select the type of record, that will be CNAME in this case, then input the value i.e. the domain address or subdomain you are forwarding to. The process 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 couple of hours it is 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 within that very same section of Hepsia. Of course, you can also get in touch with us for assistance at any moment.