If you wish to forward a domain address that you have to some other domain or subdomain, a good way to do this would be to use a CNAME record. By creating such a record, the domain address being forwarded loses all of its records (A, MX, and so forth) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain name it's forwarded 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 and not only will it be redirected to the website which you have created, but it will also appear in the Internet browser address bar at all times. Alternative possible uses of a CNAME record are to direct all the targeted traffic from different subdomains to their main domain, or to use the webmail service of your hosting provider by using webmail.your-doman.com, for instance. The latter will work only by creating a CNAME record for a subdomain because this type of a record set up for the main domain address renders it impossible to use e-mail addresses.

CNAME Records in Website Hosting

In case you have a website hosting plan through our company and you would like to set up a CNAME record, it will take you only a few mouse clicks to do it. You can access the DNS records for all domains and subdomains hosted in your account from the Hepsia CP that comes with every single plan and adding a new record is as easy as clicking on a button, picking out the type, which is CNAME in this case, inputting the actual record value and saving the change. If you have never added this sort of record before, you will discover a Help section with a detailed video tutorial which you can watch, or you can simply contact us and we will help you with this task. If you have set up a website using another company, you want to use a private URL for your webmail or you wish to designate a subdomain for use with the services of a different company, like Google Apps, all it takes is creating a CNAME record with a couple of clicks inside your CP.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Managing DNS records usually seems a tough task to those with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with each and every Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we provide, is very simple to use. If you need to set up a CNAME record for any purpose, all you will need to do will be to select the domain address or subdomain that you need, select the type of record, which will be CNAME in this case, then enter the value i.e. the domain address or subdomain you are forwarding to. The procedure is very easy and you can create the record in the DNS Records section of the Control Panel. Within the hour the new record will be completely active and within a couple of hours it will propagate all over the world. If you are not sure what you should do, we have prepared an in depth help article and a short video tutorial regarding how to go about creating a CNAME record and they are both located in that same section of Hepsia. Naturally, you can also get in touch with us for help at any moment.