If you wish to forward a domain that you have to another domain or subdomain, one of the ways to do that would be to use a CNAME record. By setting up such a record, the domain address being pointed loses all of its records (A, MX, etc) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain it is forwarded to. That way, if you are using a web design service by some company that gives you a subdomain, you can use an actual domain name and not only will it be directed to the site which you have created, but it'll also be displayed in the web browser address bar at all times. Some other possible uses of a CNAME record are to point all the visitors from various subdomains to their main domain, 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 this type of a record set up for the main domain address makes it impossible to use email addresses.

CNAME Records in Shared Website Hosting

You can effortlessly create CNAME records in case you have a shared website hosting through our company. We'll provide you with an easy-to-use CP which allows you to see all DNS records for the domains and subdomains that are hosted inside the account. Setting up a CNAME record involves several easy steps - pick the domain/subdomain, choose CNAME as the type, enter the hostname you are redirecting to, then just click on the Save button. The procedure is as easy as that and the new record will be active almost right away. In this way, you'll have more control over your domains and subdomains and over the content they open, you can 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 can 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 will take you literally simply a click to get it done.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with each of our semi-dedicated server accounts, will allow you to set up a CNAME record easily. Whether you want to create a private URL for your emails, to redirect 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 require more than three clicks to create this sort of record. All DNS records for the domain addresses and subdomains hosted within the semi-dedicated account will be listed in a separate section in the Control Panel, so once you are there, all you will have to do will be to choose 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 inside the CP on how to create a CNAME record or you can follow the instructions in the help article, that's available in the DNS records section.