If you would like to point a domain that you have to a different domain name or subdomain, the best way to do that 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 on) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain name it is forwarded to. That way, if you use a web design service by some company that gives you a subdomain, you can use an actual domain and not only will it be pointed to the site that you have created, but it'll also appear 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 domain name, 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 because this kind of a record set up for the main domain name renders it impossible to use e-mail addresses.

CNAME Records in Shared Hosting

You can easily create CNAME records in case you have a Linux shared hosting from our company. We'll provide you with an easy-to-use CP that enables you to see all DNS records for the domains and subdomains that are hosted within the account. Creating a CNAME record requires a few easy steps - pick the domain/subdomain, choose CNAME as the type, type in the hostname you are forwarding to, then simply click on the Save button. The process is as basic as that and the new record will be active almost right away. This way, you are going to have more control over your domains and subdomains and over the content they open, you'll be able to create a private URL for company e-mails, and much more. If you feel unclear about how to create a new record or you have never done such a task, you will find there's a short video tutorial in which you can see the whole process first-hand. If you decide to change or delete an existing CNAME record created for a domain/subdomain hosted on our end, it'll take you literally simply a mouse click to do it.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Managing DNS records usually seems a difficult task to those with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with each Linux semi-dedicated service we provide, is very easy to use. If you would like to set up a CNAME record for any purpose, all that you have to do will be to select the domain or subdomain you need, select the type of record, that will be CNAME in this case, then input the value i.e. the domain address or subdomain you are forwarding to. The process is quite simple and you can set up the record in the DNS Records section of the CP. Within the hour the new record is going to be fully active and within a couple of hours it will propagate worldwide. If you are not sure what you should do, we've prepared a detailed help article and a short video tutorial concerning how to go about creating a CNAME record and they are both located within that same section of Hepsia. Needless to say, you can also get in touch with us for help at any moment.