If you want to forward a domain address that you have to some other domain or subdomain, one of the ways to do this would be to use a CNAME record. By setting up 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's directed to. In this 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 directed to the Internet site you have created, but it'll also be displayed in the web browser address bar at all times. Alternative possible uses of a CNAME record are to direct all the targeted traffic from different subdomains to their main domain, 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 since such a record created for the main domain name makes it impossible to use e-mail addresses.

CNAME Records in Shared Website Hosting

You can effortlessly create CNAME records if you have a Linux shared website hosting service from our company. We are going to provide you with an easy-to-use Control Panel that enables you to view all DNS records for the domains and subdomains which are hosted within the account. Setting up a CNAME record involves a few easy steps - select the domain/subdomain, select CNAME as the type, type in the hostname you are redirecting to, then simply click on the Save button. The procedure is as simple as that and the new record will be active almost instantly. That way, you are going to have more control over your domain names and subdomains and over the content they open, you can set up a private URL for company e-mails, and much more. If you feel unsure about how to set up a new record or you have never done such a task, we have a short video tutorial where you can see the whole process first-hand. If you want to edit or delete an existing CNAME record created for a domain/subdomain hosted on our end, it will take you literally just a mouse click to do it.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server from our company and you wish to create a CNAME record, it will require only a couple of 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 dedicated to the DNS records of the domain addresses and subdomains hosted inside the account. To set up a CNAME record, you'll only have to pick the record type and the hostname (domain or subdomain), key in where the latter will be redirected to and save the modification. The new record will be active almost immediately in our system and will propagate worldwide within a few hours. Changing or deleting an existing CNAME record in the account is just as simple and easy and takes a click. In the event you experience any difficulties, you can go through our comprehensive help article, see the short video on the topic that we have added in the Control Panel, or you can simply contact us for assistance.