If you wish to point a domain that you have to some other domain address or subdomain, a good way to do that would be to use a CNAME record. By setting up such a record, the domain name being forwarded loses all its records (A, MX, and so on) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain address it's pointed to. This way, if you use 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 pointed to the website that you have set up, but it will also appear in the browser address bar at all times. Some other possible uses of a CNAME record are to point all of the targeted 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 setting up a CNAME record for a subdomain due to the fact that this kind of a record set up for the main domain address renders it impossible to use e-mail addresses.

CNAME Records in Shared Website Hosting

In case you have a shared website hosting plan from our company and you want to create a CNAME record, it will take you only a few clicks to do it. You can access the DNS records for all domain addresses and subdomains hosted within your account through the Hepsia CP that comes with each plan and adding a new record is as basic as clicking on a button, choosing the type, which is CNAME in this case, entering the actual record value and saving the modification. If you have never added such a record before, we have a Help section with a detailed video tutorial which you can watch, or you can simply contact us and we will aid you with this task. If you have built an Internet site using another company, you want to use a private URL for your webmail or you wish to designate a subdomain to be used with the services of a different company, like Google Apps, all it takes is setting up a CNAME record with a few mouse clicks in your Control Panel.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server from our company and you wish to set up a CNAME record, it will require no more than a few mouse clicks to complete this task. The plans are managed through our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP where you will find a section dedicated to the DNS records of the domains and subdomains hosted inside the account. To set up a CNAME record, you will simply have to choose the record type and the hostname (domain or subdomain), type where the latter is going to be forwarded to and save the modification. The new record is going to be active almost immediately in our system and will propagate worldwide within a couple of hours. Editing or deleting an existing CNAME record within the account is just as simple and takes a click. In case you experience any problems, you can go through our in-depth help article, check out the short video on the topic that we have added in the Control Panel, or you can just contact us for help.