If you want to direct a domain that you have to some other domain or subdomain, a good way to do this would be to use a CNAME record. By creating such a record, the domain being forwarded loses all of its records (A, MX, and so forth) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain it is forwarded to. That 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 redirected to the Internet site which you have created, but it'll also appear in the Internet browser address bar at all times. Some other possible uses of a CNAME record are to direct all of the traffic from different 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 because this type of a record set up for the main domain address renders it impossible to use email addresses.

CNAME Records in Shared Hosting

In case you have a shared hosting plan through our company and you wish to set up a CNAME record, it will take you only a few clicks to do it. You can access the DNS records for all domain addresses and subdomains hosted within your account from the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with every single plan and adding a new record is as basic as clicking on a button, picking out the type, that will be CNAME in this case, typing the actual record value and saving the modification. If you have never added such a record before, we have a Help section with a detailed video tutorial which you can watch, or you can just contact us and we'll aid you with this task. If you have created a site through another company, you want to use a private URL for your webmail or you wish to designate a subdomain to be used with the services of a different provider, for example Google Apps, all it takes is setting up a CNAME record with a few mouse clicks in your CP.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Managing DNS records usually seems to be a tough task to those with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with each and every semi-dedicated service we provide, is quite easy to use. If you wish to create a CNAME record for any purpose, all that you need to do will be to select the domain name or subdomain that you need, pick the type of record, which will be CNAME in this case, then type in the value i.e. the domain address or subdomain you are forwarding to. The process is quite simple and you can create the record in the DNS Records section of the CP. Within the hour the new record will be fully active and within a couple of hours it's going to propagate worldwide. If you're not sure what you have to do, we have prepared a detailed help article and a short video tutorial regarding how to go about creating a CNAME record and they're both located within that same section of Hepsia. Of course, you can also get in touch with us for help at any time.