If you would like to direct a domain that you have to some other domain name or subdomain, a good way to do that would be to use a CNAME record. By setting up such a record, the domain address being forwarded loses all its records (A, MX, and so forth) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain address it's directed to. By doing this, 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 directed to the site that you've set up, but it'll also be displayed in the browser address bar at all times. Alternative possible uses of a CNAME record are to forward all of the visitors from different subdomains to their main domain address, or to use the webmail service of your webhosting company by using webmail.your-doman.com, for example. 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 email addresses.

CNAME Records in Cloud Web Hosting

In case you have a cloud web hosting plan through our company and you want to set up a CNAME record, it'll take you just a few clicks to make it happen. You can access the DNS records for all domains and subdomains hosted in your account through the Hepsia Control Panel included with each plan and adding a new record is as simple 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've never added this sort of record before, you will discover a Help section with a detailed video tutorial you can watch, or you can just contact us and we'll aid you with this task. If you have built a site using another provider, you want to use a private URL for your webmail or you would like to designate a subdomain to be used with the services of a different company, for instance Google Apps, all it takes is setting up a CNAME record with a few clicks inside your CP.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Managing DNS records usually appears to be a challenging task to people with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with every single Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we provide, is extremely simple to use. If you want to set up a CNAME record for any purpose, all that you need to do will be to choose the domain or subdomain that you need, select the type of record, which will be CNAME in this case, then input the value i.e. the domain address or subdomain you are forwarding to. The procedure is quite easy and you can set up the record in the DNS Records section of the CP. Within the hour the new record is going to be completely active and within a few hours it is going to propagate worldwide. If you're not sure what you have to do, we've prepared a detailed help article and a short video tutorial on how to go about creating a CNAME record and they are both located within that same section of Hepsia. Naturally, you can also get in touch with us for assistance anytime.