If you'd like to direct a domain name that you have to another domain address or subdomain, one way to do this would be to use a CNAME record. By creating such a record, the domain name being forwarded loses all its records (A, MX, etc) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain address it's pointed 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 forwarded to the Internet site that you have set up, but it will also appear 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 name, or to use the webmail service of your hosting provider 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 type of a record created for the main domain address makes it impossible to use email addresses.

CNAME Records in Cloud Website Hosting

You can easily create CNAME records in case you have a Linux cloud website hosting plan with our company. We will supply you with an easy-to-use Control Panel that enables you to see all DNS records for the domain names and subdomains which are hosted within the account. Creating a CNAME record involves several basic steps - pick the domain/subdomain, choose CNAME as the type, enter the hostname you are forwarding to, and then simply click on the Save button. The process is as simple as that and the new record is going to be active almost immediately. That way, you are going to have more control over your domain addresses and subdomains and over the content they open, you can create a private URL for company emails, plus much more. If you feel uncertain about how to create a new record or you have never done such a task, you will find there's a short video tutorial where you can see the whole process first-hand. If you choose to edit or delete an existing CNAME record created for a domain/subdomain hosted on our end, it will take you literally only a click to do it.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with every one of our semi-dedicated server accounts, will permit you to set up a CNAME record without difficulty. In case you want to create a private URL for your e-mails, to forward a domain address to a subdomain in the account or to forward a domain name to another company and use some third-party service that they provide, it will not require more than three mouse clicks to set up this kind of record. All DNS records for the domain addresses and subdomains hosted inside the semi-dedicated account are going to be listed in a separate section in the CP, so once you are there, all you will have to do will be to pick the type of the record that you want to create and the hostname for which you are creating it, and then enter the actual record text. For your convenience, you can see a short video in the CP regarding how to set up a CNAME record or you can follow the instructions in the help article, that's available in the DNS records section.