If you want to point a domain that you have to some other domain 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 redirected loses all of its records (A, MX, etc) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain address it's forwarded to. In this way, if you are using a web design service by some provider that gives you a subdomain, you can use an actual domain and not only will it be forwarded to the site that you've created, but it'll also appear in the web browser address bar at all times. Other possible uses of a CNAME record are to forward all of the visitors from various subdomains to their main domain address, or to use the webmail service of your webhosting company by using webmail.your-doman.com, for instance. The latter will work only by creating a CNAME record for a subdomain since this type of a record created for the main domain name makes it impossible to use e-mail addresses.

CNAME Records in Shared Hosting

In case you have a shared hosting plan from our company and you wish to set up a CNAME record, it'll take you only a few clicks to get it done. You can access the DNS records for all domains and subdomains hosted within your account through the Hepsia CP offered with each plan and adding a new record is as easy as clicking on a button, selecting the type, which will be CNAME in this case, typing the actual record value and saving the change. If you've never added this type of record before, you will discover a Help section with a detailed video tutorial which you can watch, or you can simply contact us and we'll aid you with this task. If you have set up an Internet site using another provider, 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 provider, for example Google Apps, all it takes is setting up a CNAME record with a few clicks within your Control Panel.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each 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 e-mails, to point a domain name to a subdomain within the account or to forward a domain address to another company and use some third-party service which they provide, it won't take you more than three clicks to create this kind of record. All DNS records for the domain names and subdomains hosted inside the semi-dedicated account will be listed in a separate section in the CP, so once you're there, all you will have to do will be to select the type of the record that you want to set up and the hostname for which you are creating it, and then type in the actual record text. For your convenience, you can see a short video inside the Control Panel about how to set up a CNAME record or you can follow the instructions in the help article, that is available in the DNS records section.