If you would like to direct a domain that you have to another domain or subdomain, one way to do this 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 domain address it is forwarded to. In this way, if you use a web design service by some provider that gives you a subdomain, you can use an actual domain name and not only will it be forwarded to the Internet site which you have created, but it'll also appear in the web browser address bar at all times. Other possible uses of a CNAME record are to point all the targeted traffic from various subdomains to their main domain address, or to use the webmail service of your webhosting company by using webmail.your-doman.com, for instance. The latter will work only by setting up a CNAME record for a subdomain due to the fact that this kind of a record set up for the main domain name makes it impossible to use e-mail addresses.

CNAME Records in Website Hosting

In case you have a website hosting plan from our company and you want to set up a CNAME record, it will take you just a few clicks to get it done. You can access the DNS records for all domains and subdomains hosted inside your account from the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with every single plan and adding a new record is as easy as clicking on a button, picking out the type, that will be CNAME in this case, typing the actual record value and saving the modification. If you have never added such a record before, you will discover a Help section with a detailed video tutorial that you can watch, or you can simply contact us and we'll help you with this task. If you have built a website using another company, you want to use a private URL for your webmail or you want to designate a subdomain for use with the services of a different provider, such as Google Apps, all it takes is setting up a CNAME record with a few mouse clicks inside your CP.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with every one of our semi-dedicated server accounts, will allow you to create a CNAME record effortlessly. Whether you want to create a private URL for your e-mails, to forward a domain address to a subdomain within the account or to forward a domain address to another provider and use some third-party service which they provide, it won't take you more than three clicks to create this kind of record. All DNS records for the domains and subdomains hosted inside the semi-dedicated account will be listed in a separate section in the Control Panel, so once you are there, all you will have to do will be to pick the type of the record that you want to set up and the hostname for which you are creating it, and then enter the actual record text. For your convenience, you can watch a short video inside the Control Panel regarding how to set up a CNAME record or you can refer to the instructions in the help article, that's available in the DNS records section.