If you want to forward a domain name that you have to another domain address or subdomain, one way to do that 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 on) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain address it is forwarded to. In this way, 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 website that you have set up, but it'll also be displayed in the browser address bar at all times. Some other possible uses of a CNAME record are to redirect all the traffic from various subdomains to their main domain name, or to use the webmail service of your webhosting company by using webmail.your-doman.com, for example. The latter will work only by creating a CNAME record for a subdomain simply because this kind of a record created for the main domain address makes it impossible to use email addresses.

CNAME Records in Hosting

Setting up a CNAME record using our hosting is quite easy. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel includes a section devoted to the DNS records of your domains, so you can create a new CNAME record for any domain or subdomain hosted in your account in a couple of easy steps. You will find a video tutorial within the same section where you can see the process first-hand. This feature provides you with a variety of options - if you build a company site on our end, for example, the staff can use their emails with the company domain address, not with the address of our mail server. If you choose to set up a website using a different provider that offers online web design services, you can easily redirect a domain hosted here and use it for the site. Last, but not least, in case you have an online store and you have a billing system for http://your-domain.com and/or an SSL certificate, you can create a CNAME record for the www subdomain and redirect it to the main domain, so all your clients are going to be forwarded to a secure URL.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You are going to be able to set up, change and delete CNAME records really easy with any of our semi-dedicated server plans. The accounts are managed through the custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel, and in one of its sections you'll see all records for any domain name or subdomain that you have added in your account. To create a new record, you only have to pick the hostname that'll be forwarded (domain/subdomain), type where it is going to be forwarded to, choose the record type, which will be CNAME in this case, and you'll be all set. In case you have never used a web hosting service before, our Control Panel is extremely easy to use, so you'll not have any problems. We also have a short video and a detailed help article on how to create a CNAME record, both of which are available in the same section of Hepsia. With this feature, you can easily use a domain name hosted on our innovative cloud hosting platform for a site created elsewhere, create a custom webmail login address with any of your domain addresses, and much more.