If you'd like to forward a domain that you have to some other domain name or subdomain, one way to do this would be to use a CNAME record. By setting up such a record, the domain being forwarded loses all its records (A, MX, and so forth) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain name it's redirected to. 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 Internet site that you have created, but it will also be displayed in the web browser address bar at all times. Alternative possible uses of a CNAME record are to direct all of the traffic from various subdomains to their main domain name, or to use the webmail service of your hosting provider by using webmail.your-doman.com, for instance. The latter will work only by setting up a CNAME record for a subdomain since such a record set up for the main domain name renders it impossible to use e-mail addresses.

CNAME Records in Cloud Web Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which we provide with each and every Linux cloud web hosting, will allow you to create CNAME records for every single domain name or subdomain hosted inside the account with several mouse clicks. If you aren't certain how to go about it, you can check the video tutorial available in the Control Panel, read the comprehensive Help article on the subject, or you can simply contact us and we will help you 24/7, although it is unlikely that you'll experience any issues as all it takes to set up a new CNAME record is to pick a domain/subdomain, enter the hostname that you're redirecting to, and save the change. The new record is going to be fully active within the hour. Using CNAME records enables you to have better control of your domain addresses and website content and our system is simple and user-friendly enough to allow individuals with no previous experience to set up this kind of records easily.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

You'll be able to create, change and delete CNAME records really easy with any of our semi-dedicated server plans. The accounts are controlled using the custom Hepsia hosting CP, and in one of its sections you'll see all records for every domain name or subdomain that you've added in your account. To set up a new record, you just need to choose the hostname which will be forwarded (domain/subdomain), input where it will be forwarded to, select the record type, which will be CNAME in this case, and you are going to be all set. Even when you have never used a web hosting service before, our CP is very intuitive to use, so you'll not have any problems. We also have a short video and an in-depth help article on how to create a CNAME record, both of which are located in the same section of Hepsia. With this function, you could easily use a domain hosted on our groundbreaking cloud hosting platform for a site created somewhere else, set up a custom webmail login address with any of your domain addresses, and much more.