If you'd like to direct a domain address that you have to another domain address or subdomain, one of the ways to do this would be to use a CNAME record. By creating such a record, the domain name being pointed loses all of its records (A, MX, and so on) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain it's redirected to. 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 forwarded to the Internet site that you have set up, but it'll also appear in the browser address bar at all times. Some other possible uses of a CNAME record are to direct all of the visitors from various subdomains to their main domain name, or to use the webmail service of your hosting provider 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 created for the main domain makes it impossible to use email addresses.

CNAME Records in Shared Hosting

You can effortlessly create CNAME records in case you have a Linux shared hosting package through our company. We'll supply you with an easy-to-use CP which allows you to observe all DNS records for the domain addresses and subdomains which are hosted inside the account. Creating a CNAME record involves a few simple steps - select the domain/subdomain, select CNAME as the type, enter the hostname you are redirecting to, then simply click on the Save button. The process is as basic as that and the new record is going to be active almost right away. In this way, you will 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 emails, and 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 where you could see the whole process first-hand. If you decide to modify or delete an existing CNAME record created for a domain/subdomain hosted on our end, it'll require literally simply a click to get it done.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with every one of our semi-dedicated server accounts, allows you to set up a CNAME record easily. When you want to create a private URL for your e-mails, to forward a domain name to a subdomain inside the account or to forward a domain to another company and use some third-party service which they provide, it won't take you more than three clicks to set up this type of record. All DNS records for the domain addresses and subdomains hosted in the semi-dedicated account are going to be listed in a separate section in the Control Panel, so once you're there, all 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 input the actual record text. For your convenience, you can watch a short video inside the CP on how to create a CNAME record or you can refer to the instructions in the help article, that is available in the DNS records section.