If you would like to point a domain that you have to another domain or subdomain, one way to do that would be to use a CNAME record. By setting up such a record, the domain address being forwarded loses all its records (A, MX, and so on) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain name it is forwarded to. By doing this, 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 directed to the Internet site that you've created, 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 various subdomains to their main Internet domain, or to use the webmail service of your hosting company by using webmail.your-doman.com, for example. The latter will work only by setting up a CNAME record for a subdomain because this kind of a record created for the main domain name renders it impossible to use e-mail addresses.

CNAME Records in Shared Web Hosting

Setting up a CNAME record through our Linux shared web hosting services is quite simple. Our in-house built Hepsia CP features a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domain addresses, so you can create a new CNAME record for any domain or subdomain hosted in your account in only a few basic steps. You'll find a video tutorial inside the same section where you can see the process first-hand. This feature gives you a variety of options - if you set up a company website on our end, for example, the workers can use their e-mails with the company domain address, 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 name 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 are able to set up a CNAME record for the www subdomain and direct it to the main domain, so all your customers are going to be forwarded to a secure URL.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You'll be able to set up, change and delete CNAME records easily with all of our semi-dedicated server plans. The accounts are managed using the custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel, and in one of its sections you will see all records for every domain name or subdomain that you've added in your account. To set up a new record, you need to pick the hostname that will be forwarded (domain/subdomain), type where it is going to be forwarded to, pick the record type, which will be CNAME in this case, and you'll be ready. In case you haven't used a web hosting service before, our CP is incredibly intuitive to use, so you'll not have any problems. We also have a short video and a detailed help article concerning how to set up a CNAME record, both of which could be found in the exact same section of Hepsia. With this function, you could easily use a domain name hosted on our innovative cloud hosting platform for an Internet site created somewhere else, create a custom webmail login address with any of your domain addresses, and a lot more.