If you wish to direct 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 creating such a record, the domain address being pointed loses all its records (A, MX, and so forth) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain it is directed to. By doing this, 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 redirected to the Internet site you have created, but it will also be displayed in the web 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 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 kind of a record created for the main domain makes it impossible to use email addresses.

CNAME Records in Shared Web Hosting

You can easily set up CNAME records in case you have a Linux shared web hosting with our company. We are going to supply you with an easy-to-use CP which allows you to see all DNS records for the domains and subdomains which are hosted within the account. Creating a CNAME record involves a number of easy steps - pick the domain/subdomain, pick CNAME as the type, enter the hostname you are forwarding to, then simply click on the Save button. The process is as elementary as that and the new record is going to be active almost instantly. This way, you will have more control over your domains and subdomains and over the content they open, you could set up a private URL for company e-mails, and more. If you feel uncertain about how to create a new record or you have never done such a task, you will find a short video tutorial where you could see the whole process first-hand. If you choose to modify or delete an existing CNAME record created for a domain/subdomain hosted on our end, it'll require literally simply a mouse click to do it.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Managing DNS records usually appears to be a challenging task to those with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with every semi-dedicated server we offer, is quite simple to use. If you need to create a CNAME record for any purpose, all that you need to do will be to select the domain address or subdomain you need, pick the type of record, which will be CNAME in this case, then input the value i.e. the domain or subdomain you are forwarding to. The procedure is quite easy and you can create the record in the DNS Records section of the CP. Within the hour the new record is going to be 100 % active and within a few hours it is going to propagate worldwide. If you aren't sure what you need to do, we have prepared a detailed help article and a short video tutorial regarding how to go about creating a CNAME record and they are both situated in that very same section of Hepsia. Naturally, you can also get in touch with us for help at any moment.