If you would like to forward a domain address that you have to a different domain address or subdomain, one way to do this would be to use a CNAME record. By creating such a record, the domain address being redirected loses all its records (A, MX, and so forth) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain name it's forwarded to. This way, if you use 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 site that you have created, but it'll also be displayed in the web browser address bar at all times. Other possible uses of a CNAME record are to direct all the targeted traffic from different subdomains to their main Internet domain, or to use the webmail service of your hosting company by using webmail.your-doman.com, for example. The latter will work only by creating a CNAME record for a subdomain simply because this type of a record set up for the main domain renders it impossible to use e-mail addresses.

CNAME Records in Website Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which we provide with each and every Linux website hosting package, will allow you to set up CNAME records for every domain name or subdomain hosted inside the account with just a few mouse clicks. If you are not sure how to go about it, you can check out the video tutorial that is available inside the Control Panel, read the detailed Help article on the subject, or just simply contact us and we can assist you 24/7, though it is not likely you'll experience any problems as all it takes to create a new CNAME record is to pick a domain/subdomain, input the hostname that you're forwarding to, and save the modification. The new record will be fully active within the hour. Using CNAME records enables you to have better control over your domain names and website content and our system is simple and intuitive enough to allow individuals with no previous experience to create this kind of records effortlessly.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Managing DNS records usually seems a tough task to those with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each Linux semi-dedicated package that we offer, is extremely simple to use. If you'd like to create a CNAME record for any purpose, all that you have to do will be to select the domain name or subdomain that you need, choose the type of record, that 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 very simple and you can create the record in the DNS Records section of the Control Panel. Within the hour the new record will be 100 % active and within several hours it will propagate all over the world. If you aren't sure what you have to 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 within that same section of Hepsia. Naturally, you can also get in touch with us for assistance at any time.