If you want to direct a domain that you have to another domain address or subdomain, one way to do that would be to use a CNAME record. By setting up such a record, the domain being redirected loses all of its records (A, MX, and so on) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain name it is redirected to. This way, if you use a web design service by some provider that gives you a subdomain, you can use an actual domain and not only will it be redirected to the website that you've created, but it will also be displayed in the web browser address bar at all times. Other possible uses of a CNAME record are to point all the visitors 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 setting up a CNAME record for a subdomain simply because such a record created for the main domain renders it impossible to use email addresses.

CNAME Records in Cloud Website Hosting

Setting up a CNAME record using our cloud website hosting service is quite easy. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel has a section devoted to the DNS records of your domain names, so you can create a new CNAME record for any domain or subdomain hosted inside your account in just a few simple steps. You can find a video tutorial within the same section in which you can see the process first-hand. This feature gives you many opportunities - if you create a company site on our end, as an illustration, the workers can use their emails with the company domain, not with the address of our mail server. If you decide to create an Internet site through a different company that offers online web design services, you can easily redirect a domain name hosted here and use it for the site. Last, but not least, if you have a web-based store and you have a billing system for http://your-domain.com and/or an SSL certificate, you are able to set up a CNAME record for the www subdomain and forward it to the main domain, so all your clients are going to be forwarded to a secure URL.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server with our company and you want to create a CNAME record, it takes only a couple of clicks to complete this task. The plans are managed using our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP in which you will discover a section devoted to the DNS records of the domain names and subdomains hosted in the account. To set up a CNAME record, you'll only have to select the record type and the hostname (domain or subdomain), key in where the latter will be directed to and save the modification. The new record is going to be active almost right away in our system and will propagate worldwide within several hours. Changing or deleting an existing CNAME record in the account is equally simple and easy and takes a click. In the event you experience any troubles, you can go through our detailed help article, check out the short video on the topic that we have added in the CP, or just contact us for assistance.