If you wish to point a domain name that you have to a different domain address or subdomain, a good way to do this would be to use a CNAME record. By creating such a record, the domain name being redirected loses all its records (A, MX, and so forth) and instead, it takes the A record of the Internet domain it's directed to. By doing this, if you are using a web design service by some company that gives you a subdomain, you can use an actual domain name and not only will it be directed to the website that you have set up, but it will also be displayed in the web browser address bar at all times. Other possible uses of a CNAME record are to point all of the targeted traffic from various subdomains to their main domain name, or to use the webmail service of your hosting company by using webmail.your-doman.com, for instance. The latter will work only by setting up a CNAME record for a subdomain simply because this type of a record created for the main domain address renders it impossible to use email addresses.

CNAME Records in Cloud Website Hosting

If you have a cloud website hosting plan from our company and you would like to create a CNAME record, it'll take you a few mouse 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 offered with every single plan and adding a new record is as simple as clicking on a button, selecting the type, which will be CNAME in this case, entering the actual record value and saving the change. If you have never added this kind of record before, we have a Help section with a detailed video tutorial you can watch, or you can just contact us and we'll assist you with this task. If you have set up a website via another company, you want to use a private URL for your webmail or you want to designate a subdomain to be used with the services of a different company, like Google Apps, all it takes is creating a CNAME record with a few mouse clicks within your Control Panel.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You'll be able to create, change and delete CNAME records very easy with any of our semi-dedicated server plans. The accounts are controlled via the custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel, and in one of its sections you will see all records for every domain name or subdomain that you have added in your account. To set up a new record, you only have to select the hostname which will be forwarded (domain/subdomain), type in where it will be forwarded to, pick the record type, that will be CNAME in this case, and you are going to be ready. Even when you have never used a web hosting service before, our Control Panel is very intuitive to use, so you'll not have any difficulties. We also have a short video and an in-depth help article concerning how to create 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 hosted on our cutting edge cloud hosting platform for a website created somewhere else, create a custom webmail login address with any of your domain names, and much more.