If you'd like to point a domain address that you have to a different domain address or subdomain, a good way to do this would be to use a CNAME record. By setting up such a record, the domain address being redirected loses all of its records (A, MX, and so forth) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain address it is pointed to. In this way, if you use a web design service by some company that gives you a subdomain, you can use an actual domain and not only will it be forwarded to the site that you've created, but it will also appear in the web browser address bar at all times. Some other possible uses of a CNAME record are to point all the targeted traffic from different subdomains to their main Internet 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 simply because this kind of a record created for the main domain makes it impossible to use email addresses.

CNAME Records in Cloud Hosting

In case you have a cloud hosting plan through our company and you would like to create a CNAME record, it'll take you a few clicks to get it done. You can access the DNS records for all domains and subdomains hosted within your account via the Hepsia Control Panel included with each and every plan and adding a new record is as easy as clicking on a button, choosing the type, which is CNAME in this case, typing the actual record value and saving the change. In case you have never added this type of record before, we have a Help section with a detailed video tutorial which you can watch, or you can simply contact us and we'll aid you with this task. If you have created an Internet site using 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 setting up a CNAME record with a few clicks inside your Control Panel.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You are going to be able to create, modify and delete CNAME records easily with any one of our semi-dedicated server plans. The accounts are handled from the custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel, and in one of its sections you will see all records for every domain name or subdomain you have added in your account. To create a new record, you just have to pick the hostname which will be forwarded (domain/subdomain), type in where it will be forwarded to, pick the record type, that'll be CNAME in this case, and you're going to be all set. Even if you haven't used a web hosting service before, our Control Panel is quite intuitive to use, so you will not have any troubles. We also have a short video and a detailed help article concerning how to create a CNAME record, both of which could be found in the same section of Hepsia. With this feature, you could easily use a domain name hosted on our groundbreaking cloud hosting platform for a site created someplace else, set up a custom webmail login address with any of your domain names, and much more.