If you wish to point a domain address that you have to a different domain address or subdomain, one of the ways to do this would be to use a CNAME record. By creating such a record, the domain name being redirected loses all of its records (A, MX, and so forth) and instead, it takes the A record of the Internet domain it is redirected to. This way, if you use 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 pointed to the website you have set up, but it'll also appear in the Internet browser address bar at all times. Some other possible uses of a CNAME record are to redirect all the visitors from various subdomains to their main domain address, or to use the webmail service of your hosting company by using webmail.your-doman.com, for instance. The latter will work only by creating a CNAME record for a subdomain since this type of a record created for the main domain name renders it impossible to use email addresses.

CNAME Records in Shared Web Hosting

The Hepsia hosting CP, which we provide with each and every shared web hosting, allows you to set up CNAME records for every domain or subdomain hosted inside the account with just a few clicks. If you aren't sure how to go about it, you can check out the video tutorial available inside the Control Panel, read the in depth Help article on the subject, or you can simply contact us and we will help you 24/7, even though it is unlikely that you'll experience any troubles as all it takes to set up a new CNAME record is to select a domain/subdomain, type in the hostname that you're redirecting to, and save the modification. The new record will be fully active within the hour. Using CNAME records permits you to have better control of your domain addresses and site content and our system is simple and user-friendly enough to allow people with no previous experience to set up this kind of records with ease.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Managing DNS records usually appears to be a challenging task to those with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with every semi-dedicated hosting which we offer, is very easy to use. If you would like to create a CNAME record for any purpose, all you will need to do will be to pick the domain name or subdomain that you need, select the type of record, that will be CNAME in this case, then enter the value i.e. the domain or subdomain you are forwarding to. The procedure is quite easy and you can create the record in the DNS Records section of the CP. Within the hour the new record will be fully active and within a couple of hours it'll propagate around the globe. If you are not sure what you have to do, we've 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 very same section of Hepsia. Needless to say, you can also get in touch with us for help at any moment.