If you would like to point a domain that you have to another 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 forth) and instead, it takes the A record of the Internet domain it is forwarded to. That way, if you are using a web design service by some company 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 browser address bar at all times. Some other possible uses of a CNAME record are to point all the targeted traffic from various subdomains to their main domain address, or to use the webmail service of your hosting provider 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 address renders it impossible to use email addresses.

CNAME Records in Cloud Web Hosting

You can effortlessly set up CNAME records in case you have a Linux cloud web hosting through our company. We will supply you with an easy-to-use Control Panel where you can observe all DNS records for the domains and subdomains that are hosted in the account. Creating a CNAME record requires several basic steps - pick the domain/subdomain, choose CNAME as the type, enter the hostname you are pointing to, and then simply click on the Save button. The procedure is as elementary as that and the new record will be active almost instantly. This way, you'll have more control over your domains and subdomains and over the content they open, you can set up a private URL for company e-mails, plus much more. If you feel unsure about how to set up a new record or you have never done such a task, you will find a short video tutorial in which you can see the whole process first-hand. If you choose to edit or delete an existing CNAME record created for a domain/subdomain hosted on our end, it will take you literally simply a mouse click to do it.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server with our company and you wish to set up a CNAME record, it requires no more than a few clicks to complete this task. The plans are managed via our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel in which you will find a section devoted to the DNS records of the domains and subdomains hosted within the account. To create a CNAME record, you will only have to pick the record type and the hostname (domain or subdomain), key in where the latter will be forwarded to and save the modification. The new record will be active almost immediately in our system and will propagate worldwide within a couple of hours. Modifying or deleting an existing CNAME record within the account is equally simple and takes a click. In case you experience any troubles, you can go through our detailed help article, check out the short video on the subject that we have added in the Control Panel, or you can just contact us for assistance.