If you want to forward a domain name that you have to a different domain name or subdomain, the best way to do that would be to use a CNAME record. By setting up such a record, the domain being forwarded loses all of its records (A, MX, etc) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain address it is redirected to. In this way, if you are using a web design service by some company that gives you a subdomain, you can use an actual domain and not only will it be pointed to the website you have set up, but it will 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, or to use the webmail service of your hosting provider by using webmail.your-doman.com, for example. The latter will work only by setting up a CNAME record for a subdomain because such a record set up for the main domain name renders it impossible to use e-mail addresses.

CNAME Records in Web Hosting

You can easily set up CNAME records provided you have a Linux web hosting through our company. We'll supply you with an easy-to-use Control Panel where you could observe all DNS records for the domains and subdomains that are hosted in the account. Setting up a CNAME record requires a few simple steps - choose the domain/subdomain, pick CNAME as the type, type in the hostname you are pointing to, then just click on the Save button. The process is as simple as that and the new record will be active almost right away. That way, you are going to have more control over your domain addresses and subdomains and over the content they open, you can set up a private URL for company e-mails, and a lot more. If you feel unsure about how to set up a new record or you have never done such a task, you will find a short video tutorial where you can see the whole process first-hand. If you want to modify or delete an existing CNAME record created for a domain/subdomain hosted on our end, it'll take you literally simply a mouse click to make it happen.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Managing DNS records usually appears to be a tough task to those with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with every single semi-dedicated hosting which we provide, is extremely easy to use. If you'd like to set up a CNAME record for any purpose, all you have to do will be to pick the domain or subdomain you need, pick the type of record, which will be CNAME in this case, then enter the value i.e. the domain or subdomain you are forwarding to. The process is quite easy and you can set up the record in the DNS Records section of the CP. Within the hour the new record is going to be fully active and within a couple of hours it'll propagate around the world. If you are not sure what you need to do, we've prepared a detailed help article and a short video tutorial regarding how to go about creating a CNAME record and they are both located within that very same section of Hepsia. Needless to say, you can also get in touch with us for assistance whenever you want.