If you want to forward a domain address that you have to a different domain or subdomain, a good way to do this would be to use a CNAME record. By creating such a record, the domain address being pointed loses all its records (A, MX, and so on) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain name it is redirected to. By doing this, if you are using a web design service by some provider that gives you a subdomain, you can use an actual domain and not only will it be pointed to the website you have created, but it'll also appear in the web browser address bar at all times. Some other possible uses of a CNAME record are to forward all of the targeted traffic from different subdomains to their main 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 creating a CNAME record for a subdomain due to the fact that this type of a record created for the main domain name makes it impossible to use email addresses.

CNAME Records in Web Hosting

You can easily set up CNAME records provided you have a web hosting through our company. We'll supply you with an easy-to-use CP which allows you to observe all DNS records for the domain addresses and subdomains that are hosted inside the account. Setting up a CNAME record requires several easy steps - select the domain/subdomain, choose CNAME as the type, type in the hostname you are redirecting to, and then just click the Save button. The procedure is as simple as that and the new record is going to be active almost right away. In this way, you're going to have more control over your domain addresses and subdomains and over the content they open, you could set up a private URL for company emails, and a lot more. If you feel unclear about how to create a new record or you have never done such a task, you will find a short video tutorial in which you can see the whole process first-hand. If you choose to change or delete an existing CNAME record created for a domain/subdomain hosted on our end, it will take you literally only a click to make it happen.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server through our company and you would like to create a CNAME record, it will require only a few mouse clicks to complete this task. The plans are handled via our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP in which you will discover a section committed to the DNS records of the domain addresses and subdomains hosted in the account. To set up a CNAME record, you will simply have to select the record type and the hostname (domain or subdomain), enter where the latter will be directed to and save the change. The new record will be active almost immediately in our system and will propagate worldwide within several hours. Editing or deleting an existing CNAME record in the account is just as easy and takes a click. In the event you experience any issues, you can go through our comprehensive help article, check out the short video on the subject that we have added in the CP, or just contact us for assistance.