If you want to forward a domain name that you have to a different domain name or subdomain, the best way to do this would be to use a CNAME record. By setting up 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 address it's directed to. That way, if you use a web design service by some provider that gives you a subdomain, you can use an actual domain name and not only will it be forwarded to the Internet site you have set up, but it will also be displayed in the Internet browser address bar at all times. Alternative possible uses of a CNAME record are to point all of the targeted traffic from various subdomains to their main domain address, or to use the webmail service of your webhosting company by using webmail.your-doman.com, for instance. The latter will work only by setting up a CNAME record for a subdomain due to the fact that such a record set up for the main domain renders it impossible to use e-mail addresses.

CNAME Records in Shared Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which we offer with each and every Linux shared hosting, allows you to set up CNAME records for every domain address or subdomain hosted within the account with just a few mouse clicks. If you aren't confident how to go about it, you can check the video tutorial available inside the CP, read the comprehensive Help article on the subject, or simply contact us and we can assist you 24/7, although it is not likely that you will experience any issues as all it takes to create a new CNAME record is to select a domain/subdomain, type the hostname you're forwarding to, and save the modification. The new record will be fully active within the hour. Using CNAME records permits you to have better control over your domain addresses and site content and our system is simple and intuitive enough to allow people who have no previous experience to create this kind of records effortlessly.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with every single one of our semi-dedicated server accounts, will enable you to create a CNAME record without difficulty. When you want to create a private URL for your e-mails, to point a domain name to a subdomain inside the account or to forward a domain to another provider and use some third-party service which they provide, it's not going to take you more than 3 clicks to create such a record. All DNS records for the domain names and subdomains hosted inside 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 select the type of the record that you want to set up and the hostname for which you are creating it, and then type in the actual record text. For your convenience, you can watch a short video within the Control Panel about how to set up a CNAME record or you can follow the instructions in the help article, which is available in the DNS records section.