If you would like to forward a domain name that you have to another domain or subdomain, one way to do that would be to use a CNAME record. By setting up such a record, the domain name being pointed loses all its records (A, MX, and so forth) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain name it's redirected to. That way, if you are using a web design service by some company that gives you a subdomain, you can use an actual domain name and not only will it be pointed to the Internet site that you have set up, 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 the targeted traffic from various 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 creating a CNAME record for a subdomain because such a record created for the main domain address makes it impossible to use email addresses.

CNAME Records in Cloud Hosting

Setting up a CNAME record through our Linux cloud hosting is quite simple. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel has a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domain names, so you can set up a new CNAME record for any domain or subdomain hosted within your account in only a few simple steps. You will find a video tutorial within the same section in which you can see the process first-hand. This feature will give you various possibilities - if you set up a company site on our end, for example, the staff can use their emails with the company domain, not with the address of our mail server. If you want to set up a site by using a different provider that offers online web design services, you can easily redirect a domain hosted here and use it for the site. Last, but not least, if you have an online store and you have a billing system for http://your-domain.com and/or an SSL certificate, you are able to create a CNAME record for the www subdomain and forward it to the main domain name, so all your visitors will be forwarded to a secure URL.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server with our company and you wish to set up a CNAME record, it requires only a couple of clicks to complete this task. The plans are managed through our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP in which you will find a section dedicated to the DNS records of the domains and subdomains hosted in the account. To set up a CNAME record, you will simply have to pick the record type and the hostname (domain or subdomain), type in where the latter is going to be directed to and save the change. The new record will 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 equally simple and takes a click. In the event you experience any issues, you can go through our in-depth help article, see the short video on the topic that we have added in the Control Panel, or you can just contact us for help.