If you want to forward a domain name that you have to a different domain name 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 of its records (A, MX, etc) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain address it's directed to. In this way, if you are using a web design service by some company that gives you a subdomain, you can use an actual domain and not only will it be forwarded to the Internet site that you have created, but it will also be displayed in the Internet 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 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 simply because this kind of a record set up for the main domain address makes it impossible to use e-mail addresses.

CNAME Records in Cloud Hosting

Setting up a CNAME record using our cloud hosting is quite simple. Our in-house built Hepsia CP has a section devoted to the DNS records of your domain addresses, so you can create a new CNAME record for any domain or subdomain hosted within your account in a couple of simple steps. You'll find a video tutorial inside the same section in which you can see the process first-hand. This feature offers you various possibilities - if you set up a company site on our end, for instance, the employees can use their emails with the company domain name, not with the address of our mail server. If you want to set up a website 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 address, so all your clients are going to be forwarded to a secure URL.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server through our company and you wish to set up a CNAME record, it requires only a few mouse clicks to complete this task. The plans are managed via our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel where you will discover a section devoted to the DNS records of the domains and subdomains hosted inside the account. To create a CNAME record, you will simply have to choose the record type and the hostname (domain or subdomain), type where the latter will be pointed to and save the change. The new record will be active almost immediately in our system and will propagate worldwide within a couple of hours. Modifying or deleting an existing CNAME record in the account is equally easy and takes a click. In case you experience any difficulties, you can go through our in-depth help article, watch the short video on the subject that we have added in the CP, or you can just contact us for help.