If you want to forward a domain address that you have to a different domain or subdomain, a good way to do this would be to use a CNAME record. By setting up such a record, the domain name being redirected loses all of its records (A, MX, and so on) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain address it's pointed to. 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 website you have set up, but it will also be displayed in the Internet browser address bar at all times. Some other possible uses of a CNAME record are to point all the traffic from different subdomains to their main domain name, or to use the webmail service of your hosting provider by using webmail.your-doman.com, for instance. The latter will work only by setting up a CNAME record for a subdomain because such a record created for the main domain address renders it impossible to use e-mail addresses.

CNAME Records in Cloud Website Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which we offer with each and every cloud website hosting, will allow you to create CNAME records for any domain address or subdomain hosted in the account with several mouse clicks. If you aren't absolutely sure how to go about it, you can check out the video tutorial available in the CP, read the in depth Help article on the subject, or just simply contact us and we can help you 24/7, although it is unlikely that you will experience any troubles as all it takes to set up a new CNAME record is to choose a domain/subdomain, type in the hostname you are forwarding to, and save the modification. The new record is going to be fully active within the hour. Using CNAME records permits you to have better control over your domain names and site content and our system is simple and user-friendly enough to allow individuals with no previous experience to create this sort of records with ease.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

You'll be able to set up, edit and delete CNAME records very easy with all of our semi-dedicated server plans. The accounts are managed using the custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel, and in one of its sections you will see all records for any domain address or subdomain that you have added in your account. To create a new record, you only have to select the hostname which will be forwarded (domain/subdomain), enter where it is going to be forwarded to, choose the record type, that will be CNAME in this case, and you're going to be ready. Even if you have never used a web hosting service before, our CP is incredibly intuitive to use, so you'll not have any troubles. We also have a short video and an in-depth help article concerning how to create a CNAME record, both of which are available in the exact same section of Hepsia. With this feature, you could easily use a domain address hosted on our innovative cloud hosting platform for an Internet site created somewhere else, create a custom webmail login address with any of your domain addresses, and much more.