If you would like to forward a domain that you have to some other domain or subdomain, one way to do that 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 name it's forwarded to. In 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 directed to the site you have set up, but it will also appear in the Internet browser address bar at all times. Other possible uses of a CNAME record are to point all of the targeted traffic from different 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 setting up a CNAME record for a subdomain simply because this type of a record set up for the main domain name renders it impossible to use email addresses.

CNAME Records in Cloud Website Hosting

You can effortlessly set up CNAME records in case you have a Linux cloud website hosting from our company. We will provide you with an easy-to-use CP where you can observe all DNS records for the domain names and subdomains that are hosted within the account. Creating a CNAME record requires several simple steps - choose the domain/subdomain, select CNAME as the type, enter the hostname you are forwarding to, then just click the Save button. The procedure 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 could set up a private URL for company emails, plus much more. If you feel uncertain about how to create a new record or you have never done such a task, you will find there's a short video tutorial in which you can see the whole process first-hand. If you choose 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 Hosting

Managing DNS records usually appears to be a challenging task to those with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each semi-dedicated hosting that we provide, is very easy to use. If you want to create a CNAME record for any purpose, all that you will have to do will be to select the domain address or subdomain you need, select the type of record, that will be CNAME in this case, then enter the value i.e. the domain name or subdomain you are forwarding to. The process 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 is going to be completely active and within a few hours it's going to propagate worldwide. If you're not sure what you need to do, we have prepared a comprehensive help article and a short video tutorial regarding how to go about creating a CNAME record and they are both situated in that same section of Hepsia. Naturally, you can also get in touch with us for assistance at any moment.