If you want to forward a domain address that you have to some other domain or subdomain, one of the ways to do that would be to use a CNAME record. By setting up such a record, the domain address being forwarded loses all its records (A, MX, etc) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain address it's forwarded to. In this 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 forwarded to the site that you've set up, but it'll also be displayed in the browser address bar at all times. Alternative possible uses of a CNAME record are to direct all of 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 creating a CNAME record for a subdomain due to the fact that this kind of a record set up for the main domain name makes it impossible to use email addresses.

CNAME Records in Shared Website Hosting

If you have a shared website hosting plan from our company and you wish to create a CNAME record, it'll take you only a few mouse clicks to get it done. You can access the DNS records for all domains and subdomains hosted in your account via the Hepsia CP included with each and every plan and adding a new record is as basic as clicking on a button, picking out the type, that will be CNAME in this case, typing the actual record value and saving the modification. If you've never added such a 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 aid you with this task. If you have built a site using another provider, you want to use a private URL for your webmail or you want to designate a subdomain to be used with the services of a different company, like Google Apps, all it takes is creating a CNAME record with a few clicks inside your CP.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server from our company and you would like to create a CNAME record, it takes just a couple of clicks to complete this task. The plans are handled using our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP where you will find a section dedicated to the DNS records of the domain addresses and subdomains hosted within the account. To create a CNAME record, you'll only have to pick the record type and the hostname (domain or subdomain), type in where the latter will be pointed to and save the modification. The new record will be active almost immediately in our system and will propagate worldwide within a few hours. Changing or deleting an existing CNAME record in the account is just as easy and takes a click. In case you experience any problems, you can go through our detailed help article, see the short video on the topic that we have added in the Control Panel, or just contact us for help.