If you'd like to point a domain address that you have to another domain name or subdomain, a good way to do this would be to use a CNAME record. By creating such a record, the domain address being forwarded loses all its records (A, MX, etc) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain address it's directed to. This way, if you are using 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 redirected to the Internet site which you have set up, but it will also be displayed in the Internet browser address bar at all times. Other possible uses of a CNAME record are to forward all the traffic from different subdomains to their main Internet domain, 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 due to the fact that this kind of a record created for the main domain address renders it impossible to use e-mail addresses.

CNAME Records in Shared Hosting

Creating a CNAME record with our Linux shared hosting plans is quite simple. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel has a section committed to the DNS records of your domain addresses, so you can create a new CNAME record for any domain or subdomain hosted in your account in a couple of basic steps. There is also a video tutorial in the same section in which you can see the process first-hand. This feature offers you many opportunities - if you create a company website on our end, for instance, the employees can use their e-mails with the company domain name, not with the address of our mail server. If you decide to set up an Internet site by using a different company which offers online web design services, you can easily redirect a domain address hosted here and use it for the site. Last, but not least, in case you have a web-based store and you have a billing system for http://your-domain.com and/or an SSL certificate, you can 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

You'll be able to create, modify and delete CNAME records really easy with all of our semi-dedicated server plans. The accounts are managed using the custom Hepsia hosting CP, and in one of its sections you'll see all records for every domain address or subdomain that you've added in your account. To create a new record, you simply need to select the hostname which will be forwarded (domain/subdomain), type where it is going to be forwarded to, select the record type, that will be CNAME in this case, and you'll be ready. Even if you haven't used a web hosting service before, our Control Panel is quite easy to use, so you'll not have any problems. We also have a short video and an in-depth help article regarding how to set up a CNAME record, both of which are located in the exact same section of Hepsia. With this function, you could easily use a domain hosted on our revolutionary cloud hosting platform for a website created someplace else, create a custom webmail login address with any of your domain addresses, and more.