If you'd like to direct a domain that you have to another domain address or subdomain, one way to do this would be to use a CNAME record. By setting up such a record, the domain address being redirected loses all its records (A, MX, and so forth) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain address it's redirected to. That 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 redirected to the Internet site which you have set up, but it will also appear in the browser address bar at all times. Some other possible uses of a CNAME record are to direct all of the targeted traffic from various subdomains to their main Internet 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 since this type of a record created for the main domain address renders it impossible to use email addresses.

CNAME Records in Shared Web Hosting

If you have a shared web hosting plan through our company and you would like to set up a CNAME record, it'll take you a few clicks to make it happen. You can access the DNS records for all domain addresses and subdomains hosted in your account via the Hepsia CP included with each and every plan and adding a new record is as easy as clicking on a button, choosing the type, that will be CNAME in this case, entering the actual record value and saving the change. 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 just contact us and we will help you with this task. If you have built a site using another provider, you want to use a private URL for your webmail or you wish to designate a subdomain to be used with the services of a different provider, such as 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 Servers

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with every single one of our semi-dedicated server accounts, will enable you to set up a CNAME record easily. If you want to create a private URL for your e-mails, to redirect a domain address to a subdomain in the account or to forward a domain to another provider and use some third-party service which they provide, it will not require more than 3 mouse clicks to create this kind of record. All DNS records for the domain names and subdomains hosted inside the semi-dedicated account are going to be listed in a separate section in the Control Panel, so when you're there, all that you will have to do will be to choose the type of the record that you want to set up and the hostname for which you are creating it, and then enter the actual record text. For your benefit, you can watch a short video within the Control Panel on how to set up a CNAME record or you can refer to the instructions in the help article, that is available in the DNS records section.