If you wish to point a domain name that you have to some other domain or subdomain, one of the ways to do that would be to use a CNAME record. By creating such a record, the domain address being pointed loses all of its records (A, MX, etc) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain it's forwarded to. In this way, if you use a web design service by some provider that gives you a subdomain, you can use an actual domain and not only will it be forwarded to the website that you have set up, but it will also appear in the web browser address bar at all times. Some other possible uses of a CNAME record are to point all of the visitors from different 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 setting up a CNAME record for a subdomain due to the fact that this kind of a record set up for the main domain renders it impossible to use email addresses.

CNAME Records in Cloud Web Hosting

Creating a CNAME record with our cloud web hosting is very easy. Our in-house built Hepsia CP includes a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domain addresses, so you can create a new CNAME record for any domain or subdomain hosted inside your account in just a few easy steps. You can find a video tutorial inside the same section in which you can see the process first-hand. This feature provides you with a variety of possibilities - if you create a company website on our end, as an illustration, the workers can use their e-mails with the company domain name, not with the address of our mail server. If you want to create a website using a different company that offers online web design services, you can easily redirect a domain name hosted here and use it for the website. Last, but not least, in case you have an on-line store and you have a billing system for http://your-domain.com and/or an SSL certificate, you are able to create a CNAME record for the www subdomain and redirect it to the main domain name, so all your customers will be forwarded to a secure URL.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server from our company and you would like to set up a CNAME record, it will take only a couple of mouse clicks to complete this task. The plans are handled through our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel in which you will see a section devoted to the DNS records of the domain addresses and subdomains hosted within the account. To create a CNAME record, you will simply have to select the record type and the hostname (domain or subdomain), key in where the latter is going to be directed to and save the change. The new record will be active almost immediately in our system and will propagate worldwide within several hours. Editing or deleting an existing CNAME record within the account is just as easy and takes a click. In case you experience any problems, you can go through our comprehensive help article, see the short video on the topic that we have added in the Control Panel, or you can just contact us for help.