If you'd like to direct a domain that you have to some other domain name or subdomain, one of the ways to do this would be to use a CNAME record. By creating such a record, the domain name being pointed loses all of its records (A, MX, and so on) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain name it's pointed to. By doing this, 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 pointed to the site that you've set up, but it will also be displayed in the Internet browser address bar at all times. Other possible uses of a CNAME record are to redirect all of the traffic from different subdomains to their main domain address, or to use the webmail service of your hosting company by using webmail.your-doman.com, for instance. The latter will work only by creating a CNAME record for a subdomain simply because this kind of a record created for the main domain address renders it impossible to use email addresses.

CNAME Records in Cloud Web Hosting

In case you have a cloud web hosting plan through our company and you would like to set up a CNAME record, it will take you just a few mouse clicks to do it. You can access the DNS records for all domain addresses and subdomains hosted in your account through the Hepsia CP offered with each 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 change. If you have never added this sort of record before, you will find a Help section with a detailed video tutorial you can watch, or you can simply contact us and we'll help you with this task. If you have built a site using another company, you want to use a private URL for your webmail or you wish to designate a subdomain for use with the services of a different company, such as Google Apps, all it takes is creating a CNAME record with a couple of clicks within your CP.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server with our company and you want to set up a CNAME record, it will require no more than a few clicks to complete this task. The plans are handled via our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP in which you will discover a section committed to the DNS records of the domains and subdomains hosted within the account. To set up a CNAME record, you'll simply have to choose the record type and the hostname (domain or subdomain), enter where the latter will be redirected to and save the change. The new record is going to be active almost right away in our system and will propagate worldwide within a couple of hours. Modifying or deleting an existing CNAME record inside the account is just as easy and takes a click. In case you experience any troubles, you can go through our detailed help article, watch the short video on the subject that we have added in the CP, or you can just contact us for assistance.