If you wish to point a domain address that you have to a different domain name or subdomain, one way to do that would be to use a CNAME record. By creating such a record, the domain name being redirected loses all its records (A, MX, and so forth) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain name it is forwarded to. That way, 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 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 forward all the traffic from various subdomains to their main domain name, or to use the webmail service of your webhosting 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 created for the main domain name renders it impossible to use e-mail addresses.

CNAME Records in Cloud Hosting

Setting up a CNAME record with our Linux cloud hosting is quite simple. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel has a section devoted to the DNS records of your domains, so you can create a new CNAME record for any domain or subdomain hosted inside your account in only a few basic steps. You will find a video tutorial within the same section where you can see the process first-hand. This feature provides you with many opportunities - if you build a company site on our end, for instance, the employees can use their e-mails with the company domain, not with the address of our mail server. If you decide to create a site using a different company which offers online web design services, you can easily redirect a domain hosted here and use it for the site. Last, but not least, in case you have a web-based store and you have a billing system for http://your-domain.com and/or an SSL certificate, you are able to set up a CNAME record for the www subdomain and forward it to the main domain name, so all your visitors are going to be forwarded to a secure URL.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server from our company and you want to set up a CNAME record, it takes only a few clicks to complete this task. The plans are managed using our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel in which you will see a section dedicated to the DNS records of the domain names and subdomains hosted within the account. To create a CNAME record, you'll only have to select the record type and the hostname (domain or subdomain), type where the latter will be directed 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 few hours. Changing or deleting an existing CNAME record inside the account is just as easy and takes a click. In the event you experience any issues, you can go through our detailed help article, check out the short video on the topic that we have added in the Control Panel, or you can simply contact us for help.