If you want to direct a domain that you have to a different domain address or subdomain, one way to do this would be to use a CNAME record. By creating such a record, the domain being pointed loses all of 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 use a web design service by some provider that gives you a subdomain, you can use an actual domain name and not only will it be pointed to the Internet site which you have set up, but it'll also appear in the Internet browser address bar at all times. Some other possible uses of a CNAME record are to forward all of the visitors from different subdomains to their main domain address, or to use the webmail service of your hosting provider 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 makes it impossible to use email addresses.

CNAME Records in Cloud Hosting

The Hepsia hosting CP, which we offer with each and every Linux cloud hosting package, will permit you to create CNAME records for every single domain or subdomain hosted inside the account with just a few mouse clicks. If you are not absolutely sure how to go about it, you can check out the video tutorial available within the Control Panel, read the comprehensive Help article on the subject, or simply contact us and we can help you 24/7, even though it is unlikely that you'll experience any difficulties as all it takes to set up a new CNAME record is to choose a domain/subdomain, input the hostname you are pointing to, and save the modification. The new record will be fully active within the hour. Using CNAME records enables you to have better control of your domain names and website content and our system is simple and intuitive enough to allow individuals with no previous experience to create this kind of records easily.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server from our company and you want 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 where you will see a section devoted to the DNS records of the domain addresses and subdomains hosted in the account. To set up a CNAME record, you will only have to pick the record type and the hostname (domain or subdomain), enter where the latter is going to be forwarded to and save the change. The new record is going to be active almost immediately in our system and will propagate worldwide within a few hours. Modifying or deleting an existing CNAME record within the account is just as simple and takes a click. If you experience any problems, you can go through our comprehensive help article, check out the short video on the topic that we have added in the CP, or just contact us for assistance.