If you would like to point a domain that you have to another domain name or subdomain, a good way to do that would be to use a CNAME record. By creating such a record, the domain address being pointed loses all of its records (A, MX, and so forth) and instead, it takes the A record of the Internet domain it is forwarded to. That way, if you are using 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 site that you have set up, but it will 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 visitors from different subdomains to their main domain name, or to use the webmail service of your hosting provider by using webmail.your-doman.com, for example. The latter will work only by creating a CNAME record for a subdomain since such a record created for the main domain address makes it impossible to use e-mail addresses.

CNAME Records in Shared Website Hosting

You can effortlessly create CNAME records provided you have a shared website hosting plan with our company. We will supply you with an easy-to-use Control Panel where you could view all DNS records for the domain addresses and subdomains that are hosted inside the account. Setting up a CNAME record requires a number of simple steps - select the domain/subdomain, choose CNAME as the type, type in the hostname you are redirecting to, and then simply click the Save button. The process is as elementary as that and the new record will be active almost instantly. This way, you're going to have more control over your domain names and subdomains and over the content they open, you'll be able to set up a private URL for company emails, and much more. If you feel uncertain about how to create a new record or you have never done such a task, you will find a short video tutorial where you could 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'll require literally just a click to make it happen.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server with our company and you want to set up a CNAME record, it takes just a couple of clicks to complete this task. The plans are managed using our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP in which you will see a section devoted to the DNS records of the domain names and subdomains hosted inside the account. To set up a CNAME record, you'll simply have to select the record type and the hostname (domain or subdomain), type in where the latter will be forwarded to and save the modification. 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 simple and takes a click. If you experience any issues, you can go through our in-depth help article, watch the short video on the subject that we have added in the Control Panel, or you can simply contact us for help.