If you would like to point a domain that you have to some other domain name or subdomain, one of the ways to do that would be to use a CNAME record. By creating such a record, the domain being redirected loses all of its records (A, MX, etc) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain it's directed to. By doing this, if you are using a web design service by some provider that gives you a subdomain, you can use an actual domain name and not only will it be forwarded to the Internet site you have created, but it will also be displayed in the web browser address bar at all times. Other possible uses of a CNAME record are to redirect all the traffic from various subdomains to their main domain, or to use the webmail service of your hosting company by using webmail.your-doman.com, for instance. The latter will work only by creating a CNAME record for a subdomain due to the fact that such a record set up for the main domain name makes it impossible to use email addresses.

CNAME Records in Cloud Website Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which we provide with each and every Linux cloud website hosting package, will allow you to set up CNAME records for every single domain address or subdomain hosted inside the account with several clicks. If you aren't sure how to go about it, you can check the video tutorial available in the Control Panel, read the comprehensive Help article on the subject, or you can simply contact us and we can help you 24/7, even though it is unlikely you'll experience any problems as all it takes to create a new CNAME record is to choose a domain/subdomain, input the hostname you are redirecting to, and save the change. The new record is going to be fully active within the hour. Using CNAME records permits you to have better control of your domains and site content and our system is simple and user-friendly enough to allow individuals with no previous experience to set up this kind of records with ease.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You're going to be able to create, modify and delete CNAME records really easy with any one of our semi-dedicated server plans. The accounts are controlled through the custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel, and in one of its sections you will see all records for any domain name or subdomain that you've added in your account. To set up a new record, you need to select the hostname which will be forwarded (domain/subdomain), enter where it will be forwarded to, select the record type, that'll be CNAME in this case, and you're going to be ready. Even when you have never used a web hosting service before, our Control Panel is extremely intuitive to use, so you'll not have any difficulties. We also have a short video and a detailed help article concerning how to set up a CNAME record, both of which can be found in the exact same section of Hepsia. With this function, you can easily use a domain name hosted on our groundbreaking cloud hosting platform for a site created someplace else, set up a custom webmail login address with any of your domain names, and much more.