If you would like to point a domain name that you have to another domain address or subdomain, one way to do that would be to use a CNAME record. By setting up such a record, the domain being pointed loses all its records (A, MX, and so on) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain name it's directed 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 directed to the site that you have created, but it'll also be displayed in the web browser address bar at all times. Other possible uses of a CNAME record are to forward all of the targeted traffic from different subdomains to their main domain name, 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 because this kind of a record set up for the main domain renders it impossible to use email addresses.

CNAME Records in Cloud Hosting

In case you have a cloud hosting plan through our company and you want to set up a CNAME record, it will take you only a few mouse clicks to do it. You can access the DNS records for all domain names and subdomains hosted in your account via the Hepsia Control Panel included with each and every plan and adding a new record is as easy as clicking on a button, selecting the type, which will be CNAME in this case, typing the actual record value and saving the modification. If you've never added this type of record before, you will discover a Help section with a detailed video tutorial you can watch, or you can simply contact us and we'll aid you with this task. If you have created an Internet site via another company, you want to use a private URL for your webmail or you wish to designate a subdomain for use with the services of a different provider, for example Google Apps, all it takes is setting up a CNAME record with a couple of mouse clicks within your Control Panel.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with every single one of our semi-dedicated server accounts, allows you to set up a CNAME record with ease. Whether you want to create a private URL for your emails, to point a domain name to a subdomain in the account or to forward a domain to another company and use some third-party service that they provide, it won't require more than three clicks to create this kind of record. All DNS records for the domain addresses and subdomains hosted inside the semi-dedicated account are going to be listed in a separate section in the Control Panel, so when you are there, all you will have to do will be to select the type of the record that you want to create and the hostname for which you are creating it, and then enter the actual record text. For your benefit, you can see a short video within the Control Panel about 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.