If you'd like to forward a domain that you have to another domain or subdomain, a good way to do this would be to use a CNAME record. By creating such a record, the domain being pointed loses all of its records (A, MX, and so forth) and instead, it takes the A record of the Internet domain it is directed to. This way, if you are using 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 directed to the site that you have set up, but it'll also appear in the browser address bar at all times. Other possible uses of a CNAME record are to direct all the traffic from various 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 creating a CNAME record for a subdomain because this kind of a record set up for the main domain name makes it impossible to use e-mail addresses.

CNAME Records in Shared Website Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which our company offers with each and every shared website hosting plan, will permit you to set up CNAME records for every domain address or subdomain hosted in the account with several clicks. If you are not sure how to go about it, you can check out the video tutorial available in the Control Panel, read the in depth Help article on the subject, or you can simply contact us and we can help you 24/7, although it is not likely that you'll experience any difficulties as all it takes to set up a new CNAME record is to pick a domain/subdomain, type in the hostname that you're forwarding to, and save the modification. The new record will be fully active within the hour. Using CNAME records enables you to have better control over your domain addresses and website content and our system is simple and intuitive enough to allow individuals with no previous experience to set up such records effortlessly.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server through our company and you want to create a CNAME record, it takes just a few mouse clicks to complete this task. The plans are managed via our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP in which you will see a section devoted to the DNS records of the domains and subdomains hosted within the account. To create a CNAME record, you'll only have to choose the record type and the hostname (domain or subdomain), enter where the latter is going to be redirected to and save the modification. The new record is going to be active almost immediately in our system and will propagate worldwide within a few hours. Modifying or deleting an existing CNAME record inside the account is equally simple and takes a click. In the event you experience any problems, you can go through our detailed help article, check out the short video on the subject that we have added in the CP, or simply contact us for help.