If you'd like to point a domain address that you have to some other domain name 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 pointed loses all of its records (A, MX, and so forth) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain address it's pointed to. By doing this, 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 redirected to the Internet site you have created, but it'll also appear in the Internet browser address bar at all times. Alternative possible uses of a CNAME record are to direct all 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 instance. The latter will work only by setting up a CNAME record for a subdomain since such a record created for the main domain address makes it impossible to use email addresses.

CNAME Records in Cloud Hosting

In case you have a cloud hosting plan through our company and you wish to set up a CNAME record, it will 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 that comes with each and every plan and adding a new record is as basic as clicking on a button, selecting the type, which will be CNAME in this case, inputting the actual record value and saving the modification. If you have never added this type of record before, you will discover a Help section with a detailed video tutorial that you can watch, or you can simply contact us and we will assist you with this task. If you have created a website through another provider, 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 provider, like Google Apps, all it takes is creating a CNAME record with a couple of clicks in your Control Panel.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with every single one of our semi-dedicated server accounts, will enable you to create a CNAME record without difficulty. Whether you want to create a private URL for your emails, to redirect a domain name to a subdomain in the account or to forward a domain name to another company and use some third-party service which they provide, it won't take you more than 3 mouse clicks to create this type of record. All DNS records for the domain addresses and subdomains hosted in the semi-dedicated account will be listed in a separate section in the Control Panel, so once you are there, all that you will have to do will be to pick the type of the record that you want to set up and the hostname for which you are creating it, and then input the actual record text. For your convenience, you can see a short video within the CP concerning how to set up a CNAME record or you can refer to the instructions in the help article, that's available in the DNS records section.