If you would like to point a domain name that you have to a different 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 being forwarded loses all its records (A, MX, etc) and instead, it takes the A record of the Internet domain it's pointed to. By doing this, 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 pointed to the Internet 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 redirect all the visitors from various subdomains to their main domain address, or to use the webmail service of your hosting provider 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 type of a record created for the main domain renders it impossible to use email addresses.

CNAME Records in Shared Web Hosting

The Hepsia hosting CP, which our company offers with each and every shared web hosting plan, allows you to create CNAME records for every single domain address or subdomain hosted inside the account with only a few clicks. If you are not sure how to go about it, you should check the video tutorial available inside the Control Panel, read the detailed Help article on the subject, or simply contact us and we can assist you 24/7, even though it is not likely you'll experience any troubles as all it takes to set up a new CNAME record is to choose a domain/subdomain, type in the hostname that you're pointing to, and save the modification. The new record will be fully active within the hour. Using CNAME records permits you to have better control of your domains and website content and our system is simple and intuitive enough to allow individuals with no previous experience to create this sort of records with ease.

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 requires only a couple of mouse clicks to complete this task. The plans are managed through our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP where you will discover a section devoted to the DNS records of the domain names and subdomains hosted within the account. To set up a CNAME record, you'll simply have to pick the record type and the hostname (domain or subdomain), input where the latter will be pointed to and save the change. The new record will be active almost immediately 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 takes a click. In case you experience any issues, you can go through our detailed help article, check out the short video on the subject that we have added in the CP, or simply contact us for help.