If you wish to forward a domain name that you have to a different domain or subdomain, the best way to do that would be to use a CNAME record. By creating such a record, the domain address being redirected loses all of its records (A, MX, etc) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain it is redirected to. By doing this, 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 pointed to the Internet 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 redirect all of the targeted traffic from various subdomains to their main domain, or to use the webmail service of your hosting provider by using webmail.your-doman.com, for example. The latter will work only by creating a CNAME record for a subdomain due to the fact that such a record created for the main domain address makes it impossible to use e-mail addresses.

CNAME Records in Shared Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which we offer with each and every shared hosting service, will permit you to create CNAME records for any domain address or subdomain hosted in the account with just a few mouse clicks. If you aren't absolutely sure how to go about it, you can check the video tutorial that is available in the CP, read the detailed Help article on the subject, or you can simply contact us and we will help you 24/7, though it is unlikely that you'll experience any problems as all it takes to set up a new CNAME record is to choose a domain/subdomain, enter the hostname you're redirecting to, and save the change. The new record will be fully active within the hour. Using CNAME records permits you to have better control of your domain addresses and website content and our system is simple and user-friendly enough to allow people with no previous experience to set up this sort of records with ease.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

You're going to be able to set up, edit and delete CNAME records really easy with any one of our semi-dedicated server plans. The accounts are managed through the custom Hepsia hosting CP, and in one of its sections you'll see all records for every domain or subdomain you have added in your account. To set up a new record, you just have to pick the hostname which will be forwarded (domain/subdomain), type where it will be forwarded to, pick the record type, that will be CNAME in this case, and you're going to be all set. Even if you have never used a web hosting service before, our CP is very intuitive to use, so you will not have any difficulties. We also have a short video and a detailed help article on how to set up a CNAME record, both of which are available in the exact same section of Hepsia. With this feature, you could easily use a domain name hosted on our revolutionary cloud hosting platform for an Internet site created someplace else, set up a custom webmail login address with any of your domain names, and a lot more.