If you would like to point a domain that you have to another domain address 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 forwarded loses all its records (A, MX, and so on) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain 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 redirected to the site that you have created, but it will also be displayed in the browser address bar at all times. Other possible uses of a CNAME record are to redirect all the targeted traffic from different 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 simply because such a record set up for the main domain address renders it impossible to use e-mail addresses.

CNAME Records in Shared Hosting

The Hepsia hosting CP, which we offer with each and every shared plan, will allow you to set up CNAME records for every domain name or subdomain hosted within the account with only a few mouse clicks. If you are not absolutely sure how to go about it, you should check the video tutorial that is available within the Control Panel, read the comprehensive Help article on the subject, or you can simply contact us and we can assist you 24/7, though it is unlikely you'll experience any troubles as all it takes to set up a new CNAME record is to pick a domain/subdomain, type in the hostname you're forwarding to, and save the modification. The new record will be fully active within the hour. Using CNAME records allows you to have better control of your domain addresses and site content and our system is simple and user-friendly enough to allow people who have no previous experience to create such records effortlessly.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server through our company and you would like to create a CNAME record, it takes just a few mouse clicks to complete this task. The plans are managed using our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP in which you will see a section devoted to the DNS records of the domain names and subdomains hosted in the account. To create a CNAME record, you will simply have to select the record type and the hostname (domain or subdomain), type where the latter is going to be redirected to and save the modification. The new record will be active almost right away in our system and will propagate worldwide within a couple of hours. Editing or deleting an existing CNAME record inside the account is equally simple and easy and takes a click. In the event you experience any problems, you can go through our comprehensive help article, watch the short video on the topic that we have added in the Control Panel, or just contact us for help.