If you wish to forward a domain name that you have to another 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 being forwarded loses all its records (A, MX, etc) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain it's forwarded to. That way, if you use a web design service by some company that gives you a subdomain, you can use an actual domain and not only will it be pointed to the site that you have created, but it will also appear in the browser address bar at all times. Some other possible uses of a CNAME record are to direct all the targeted traffic from various subdomains to their main domain address, 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 due to the fact that such a record created for the main domain address renders it impossible to use e-mail addresses.

CNAME Records in Shared Web Hosting

If you have a shared web hosting plan from our company and you want to set up a CNAME record, it will take you just a few clicks to do it. You can access the DNS records for all domain names and subdomains hosted inside your account from the Hepsia CP included with each and every plan and adding a new record is as simple as clicking on a button, choosing the type, which is CNAME in this case, entering the actual record value and saving the change. If you've never added this kind of record before, you will discover a Help section with a detailed video tutorial you can watch, or you can just contact us and we will help you with this task. If you have created a website through another company, you want to use a private URL for your webmail or you wish to designate a subdomain to be used with the services of a different provider, such as Google Apps, all it takes is setting up a CNAME record with a few clicks in your Control Panel.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server through our company and you want to create a CNAME record, it takes no more than a couple of mouse clicks to complete this task. The plans are handled via our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel in which you will discover a section dedicated to the DNS records of the domain names and subdomains hosted inside the account. To set up a CNAME record, you'll simply have to pick the record type and the hostname (domain or subdomain), type in where the latter will be pointed to and save the change. The new record is going to be active almost right away in our system and will propagate worldwide within a couple of hours. Modifying or deleting an existing CNAME record within the account is equally simple and easy and takes a click. In the event you experience any difficulties, you can go through our comprehensive help article, see the short video on the topic that we have added in the CP, or simply contact us for help.