If you want to forward a domain that you have to some other domain address or subdomain, one way to do that would be to use a CNAME record. By creating such a record, the domain address being forwarded loses all of its records (A, MX, etc) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain it is forwarded to. In 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 redirected to the website that you've created, but it'll also be displayed in the Internet browser address bar at all times. Some other possible uses of a CNAME record are to point all of the targeted 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 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 makes it impossible to use e-mail addresses.

CNAME Records in Shared Hosting

Creating a CNAME record with our shared plans is very easy. Our in-house built Hepsia CP includes a section committed to the DNS records of your domains, so you can set up a new CNAME record for any domain or subdomain hosted in your account in only a few basic steps. You'll find a video tutorial inside the same section where you can see the process first-hand. This feature provides you with various options - if you build a company site on our end, for example, the employees can use their emails with the company domain address, not with the address of our mail server. If you want to set up an Internet site by using a different provider which offers online web design services, you can easily redirect a domain address hosted here and use it for the site. Last, but not least, if you have an on-line store and you have a billing system for http://your-domain.com and/or an SSL certificate, you may set up a CNAME record for the www subdomain and forward it to the main domain, so all your visitors are going to be forwarded to a secure URL.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Managing DNS records usually seems to be a hard task to people with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with every semi-dedicated hosting plan which we provide, is quite easy to use. If you wish to set up a CNAME record for any purpose, all you have to do will be to choose the domain name or subdomain that you need, pick the type of record, which will be CNAME in this case, then type in the value i.e. the domain name or subdomain you are forwarding to. The procedure is quite simple 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 completely active and within a couple of hours it's going to propagate all over the world. If you're not sure what you should do, we've prepared a comprehensive help article and a short video tutorial concerning how to go about creating a CNAME record and they're both located in that same section of Hepsia. Needless to say, you can also get in touch with us for assistance at any moment.