If you'd like to point a domain that you have to some other domain address or subdomain, the best way 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, etc) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain name it is forwarded to. By doing this, if you are using a web design service by some company that gives you a subdomain, you can use an actual domain name and not only will it be pointed to the site that you've set up, but it will also appear in the web browser address bar at all times. Alternative possible uses of a CNAME record are to point all the traffic from different subdomains to their main domain name, or to use the webmail service of your hosting company by using webmail.your-doman.com, for example. The latter will work only by creating a CNAME record for a subdomain simply because this kind of 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 create CNAME records if you have a web hosting through our company. We will supply you with an easy-to-use Control Panel where you could see all DNS records for the domain addresses and subdomains which are hosted in the account. Setting up a CNAME record includes a few easy steps - choose the domain/subdomain, select CNAME as the type, enter the hostname you are redirecting to, then just click the Save button. The procedure is as basic as that and the new record is going to be active almost instantly. This way, you will have more control over your domains and subdomains and over the content they open, you could create a private URL for company emails, plus much more. If you feel unclear about how to set up a new record or you have never done such a task, we have a short video tutorial in which 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 simply a click to make it happen.

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 no more than a few clicks to complete this task. The plans are handled through our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel where you will find a section committed to the DNS records of the domain names and subdomains hosted inside the account. To set up a CNAME record, you'll only have to choose the record type and the hostname (domain or subdomain), enter where the latter is going to be forwarded to and save the modification. The new record is going to 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 equally simple and takes a click. In case you experience any troubles, you can go through our detailed help article, watch the short video on the subject that we have added in the CP, or just contact us for help.