If you'd like to point a domain address that you have to another domain or subdomain, a good way to do that would be to use a CNAME record. By setting up such a record, the domain name being pointed loses all of its records (A, MX, etc) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain name it's redirected to. That 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 directed to the website that you have created, but it'll also be displayed in the web browser address bar at all times. Other possible uses of a CNAME record are to forward all the traffic 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 setting up a CNAME record for a subdomain since this type of a record created for the main domain renders it impossible to use email addresses.

CNAME Records in Web Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which we provide with each and every web hosting plan, will permit you to create CNAME records for every single domain or subdomain hosted within the account with just a few mouse clicks. If you aren't certain how to go about it, you can check the video tutorial that is available inside the CP, read the detailed Help article on the subject, or simply contact us and we can help you 24/7, although it is not likely that you'll experience any difficulties as all it takes to create a new CNAME record is to select a domain/subdomain, type the hostname you're forwarding to, and save the change. The new record will be fully active within the hour. Using CNAME records enables you to have better control of your domain addresses and website content and our system is simple and intuitive enough to allow people with no previous experience to set up this kind of records easily.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server from our company and you want to create a CNAME record, it will take just a couple of clicks to complete this task. The plans are handled using our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel where you will see a section devoted to the DNS records of the domain names and subdomains hosted inside the account. To set up a CNAME record, you will only have to pick the record type and the hostname (domain or subdomain), enter where the latter will be directed to and save the change. The new record is going to be active almost right away in our system and will propagate worldwide within a few hours. Changing or deleting an existing CNAME record inside the account is just as easy and takes a click. If you experience any issues, you can go through our comprehensive help article, see the short video on the topic that we have added in the Control Panel, or simply contact us for assistance.