If you want to point a domain that you have to a different domain address or subdomain, a good way to do that would be to use a CNAME record. By creating such a record, the domain being forwarded loses all its records (A, MX, etc) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain it is redirected to. That way, if you use a web design service by some provider that gives you a subdomain, you can use an actual domain and not only will it be forwarded to the site you have set up, but it'll also appear in the web browser address bar at all times. Other possible uses of a CNAME record are to forward all the visitors from different subdomains to their main domain, or to use the webmail service of your webhosting 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 address makes it impossible to use email addresses.

CNAME Records in Cloud Hosting

The Hepsia hosting CP, which our company offers with each and every Linux cloud hosting, will permit you to set up CNAME records for every domain or subdomain hosted in the account with only a few clicks. If you are not certain how to go about it, you can check the video tutorial that is available in the Control Panel, read the detailed Help article on the subject, or simply contact us and we can assist you 24/7, though it is not likely you'll experience any problems as all it takes to create a new CNAME record is to pick a domain/subdomain, type in the hostname you're redirecting to, and save the modification. The new record is going to be fully active within the hour. Using CNAME records permits you to have better control over your domain addresses and website content and our system is simple and user-friendly enough to allow people who have no previous experience to create this sort of records with ease.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with each of our semi-dedicated server accounts, will enable you to set up a CNAME record effortlessly. 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 name to another provider and use some third-party service that they provide, it's not going to take you 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 will be listed in a separate section in the Control Panel, so when you are there, all 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 type in the actual record text. For your benefit, you can see a short video within the CP regarding 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.