If you wish to forward a domain that you have to some other domain address or subdomain, one way to do that would be to use a CNAME record. By setting up such a record, the domain address being pointed loses all its records (A, MX, etc) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain it is directed to. That way, 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 forwarded to the Internet site that you have set up, but it'll also appear in the browser address bar at all times. Alternative possible uses of a CNAME record are to forward all the traffic from various subdomains to their main domain, or to use the webmail service of your webhosting company by using webmail.your-doman.com, for instance. The latter will work only by creating a CNAME record for a subdomain simply because this type of a record created for the main domain name makes it impossible to use e-mail addresses.

CNAME Records in Shared Website Hosting

You can easily create CNAME records provided you have a shared website hosting plan through our company. We're going to provide you with an easy-to-use Control Panel that enables you to see all DNS records for the domain names and subdomains which are hosted within the account. Setting up a CNAME record requires a few simple steps - choose the domain/subdomain, select CNAME as the type, enter the hostname you are forwarding to, and then simply click the Save button. The process is as simple as that and the new record will be active almost immediately. This way, you'll have more control over your domain addresses and subdomains and over the content they open, you'll be able to set up a private URL for company emails, plus much more. If you feel unsure about how to create a new record or you have never done such a task, we have a short video tutorial where you can see the whole process first-hand. If you decide to change 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

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with every one of our semi-dedicated server accounts, allows you to create a CNAME record with ease. If you want to create a private URL for your e-mails, to forward a domain name to a subdomain inside the account or to forward a domain name to another company and use some third-party service which they provide, it will not take you more than 3 clicks to create such a record. All DNS records for the domains and subdomains hosted within the semi-dedicated account will be listed in a separate section in the Control Panel, so when you are there, all that you will have to do will be to pick the type of the record that you want to set up 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 in the CP concerning how to create a CNAME record or you can refer to the instructions in the help article, that is available in the DNS records section.