If you want to forward a domain name that you have to some other domain address or subdomain, the best way to do that would be to use a CNAME record. By setting up such a record, the domain address being forwarded loses all of its records (A, MX, etc) and instead, it takes the A record of the Internet domain it's directed 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 pointed to the Internet site that you have created, but it will also appear in the web browser address bar at all times. Some other possible uses of a CNAME record are to direct all the traffic from different subdomains to their main domain, or to use the webmail service of your hosting provider by using webmail.your-doman.com, for instance. The latter will work only by setting up a CNAME record for a subdomain since this type of a record set up for the main domain renders it impossible to use e-mail addresses.

CNAME Records in Shared Web Hosting

You can effortlessly set up CNAME records if you have a Linux shared web hosting through our company. We will provide you with an easy-to-use Control Panel that enables you to observe all DNS records for the domain addresses and subdomains which are hosted in the account. Creating a CNAME record involves a few easy steps - pick the domain/subdomain, choose CNAME as the type, type in the hostname you are forwarding to, then simply click the Save button. The process is as basic as that and the new record will be active almost right away. In this way, you are going to have more control over your domain names and subdomains and over the content they open, you can set up a private URL for company e-mails, and more. If you feel uncertain about how to set up a new record or you have never done such a task, you will find a short video tutorial in which you can see the whole process first-hand. If you want to edit or delete an existing CNAME record created for a domain/subdomain hosted on our end, it'll require literally just a click to do it.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server from our company and you want to create a CNAME record, it will require just a couple of mouse clicks to complete this task. The plans are handled via our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel in which you will find a section dedicated to the DNS records of the domains and subdomains hosted within the account. To create a CNAME record, you will only have to choose the record type and the hostname (domain or subdomain), enter where the latter is going to be directed to and save the modification. The new record is going to be active almost immediately in our system and will propagate worldwide within a couple of hours. Changing or deleting an existing CNAME record inside the account is just as simple and easy and takes a click. If you experience any difficulties, you can go through our detailed help article, see the short video on the topic that we have added in the CP, or just contact us for help.