If you'd like to forward a domain address that you have to some other domain or subdomain, the best way to do this would be to use a CNAME record. By setting up such a record, the domain being pointed loses all of its records (A, MX, etc) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain it is redirected to. This way, if you use a web design service by some provider that gives you a subdomain, you can use an actual domain and not only will it be directed to the website that you've set up, but it'll also appear in the web browser address bar at all times. Some other possible uses of a CNAME record are to point all the traffic from different subdomains to their main domain address, or to use the webmail service of your hosting provider by using webmail.your-doman.com, for example. The latter will work only by creating a CNAME record for a subdomain because this type of a record created for the main domain address renders it impossible to use e-mail addresses.

CNAME Records in Hosting

If you have a hosting plan through our company and you would like to set up a CNAME record, it'll take you a few mouse clicks to get it done. You can access the DNS records for all domain addresses and subdomains hosted within your account from the Hepsia CP included with every single plan and adding a new record is as simple as clicking on a button, selecting the type, which will be CNAME in this case, typing the actual record value and saving the modification. If you've never added such a record before, you will discover a Help section with a detailed video tutorial which you can watch, or you can just contact us and we'll help you with this task. If you have set up a site through another company, you want to use a private URL for your webmail or you would like 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 within your Control Panel.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Managing DNS records usually seems to be a challenging task to those with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with each semi-dedicated server we provide, is very easy to use. If you want to set up a CNAME record for any purpose, all that you need to do will be to select the domain address or subdomain you need, pick the type of record, that will be CNAME in this case, then type the value i.e. the domain name or subdomain you are forwarding to. The procedure is quite easy and you can set up the record in the DNS Records section of the Control Panel. Within the hour the new record is going to be fully active and within several hours it is going to propagate worldwide. If you are not sure what you have to do, we've prepared an in depth help article and a short video tutorial on 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 time.