If you'd like to direct a domain address that you have to some other domain name or subdomain, a good way to do this would be to use a CNAME record. By creating such a record, the domain address being forwarded loses all of its records (A, MX, and so forth) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain it is 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 name and not only will it be directed to the website that you have set up, but it will also appear in the web browser address bar at all times. Some other possible uses of a CNAME record are to forward all of the 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 creating a CNAME record for a subdomain since such a record created for the main domain makes it impossible to use email addresses.

CNAME Records in Cloud Hosting

Creating a CNAME record using our Linux cloud hosting is quite easy. Our in-house built Hepsia CP features a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domains, so you can set up a new CNAME record for any domain or subdomain hosted in your account in only a few basic steps. There is also a video tutorial inside the same section where you can see the process first-hand. This feature offers you various opportunities - if you set up a company site on our end, as an illustration, the workers can use their e-mails with the company domain, not with the address of our mail server. If you choose to create a site by using a different company that offers online web design services, you can easily forward 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 set up a CNAME record for the www subdomain and direct it to the main domain address, so all your visitors will be forwarded to a secure URL.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with every single one of our semi-dedicated server accounts, will permit you to set up a CNAME record without difficulty. If you want to create a private URL for your emails, to forward a domain name to a subdomain in the account or to forward a domain name to another provider and use some third-party service which they provide, it will not require more than three mouse clicks to create this kind of record. All DNS records for the domain addresses and subdomains hosted within the semi-dedicated account will be listed in a separate section in the Control Panel, so when you're there, all you will have to do will be to choose the type of the record that you want to create and the hostname for which you are creating it, and then enter the actual record text. For your benefit, you can watch a short video within the Control Panel about how to set up a CNAME record or you can follow the instructions in the help article, which is available in the DNS records section.