If you'd like to point a domain address that you have to some other domain or subdomain, the best way to do that would be to use a CNAME record. By creating such a record, the domain name being pointed loses all its records (A, MX, etc) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain 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 directed to the Internet site which you have created, but it'll also be displayed in the web browser address bar at all times. Alternative possible uses of a CNAME record are to point all of the targeted traffic from various subdomains to their main domain address, or to use the webmail service of your hosting 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 created for the main domain name makes it impossible to use email addresses.

CNAME Records in Shared Hosting

Creating a CNAME record using our shared hosting packages is really simple. Our in-house built Hepsia CP has a section committed to the DNS records of your domain addresses, so you can set up a new CNAME record for any domain or subdomain hosted within your account in a couple of basic steps. You can find a video tutorial inside the same section in which you can see the process first-hand. This feature gives you various options - if you set up a company website on our end, as an illustration, the workers can use their emails with the company domain name, not with the address of our mail server. If you wish to set up a website using a different company that offers online web design services, you can easily forward a domain address hosted here and use it for the website. Last, but not least, if you have an on-line store and you have a billing system for http://your-domain.com and/or an SSL certificate, you may set up a CNAME record for the www subdomain and redirect it to the main domain, so all your visitors will be forwarded to a secure URL.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Managing DNS records usually seems a difficult task to those with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with every semi-dedicated hosting which we offer, is quite simple to use. If you need to create a CNAME record for any purpose, all you need to do will be to choose the domain 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 procedure is quite simple and you can set up the record in the DNS Records section of the Control Panel. Within the hour the new record will be completely active and within several hours it will propagate all over the world. If you are not sure what you have to do, we have prepared a detailed help article and a short video tutorial on how to go about creating a CNAME record and they are both located within that very same section of Hepsia. Needless to say, you can also get in touch with us for assistance whenever you want.