If you would like to direct a domain that you have to a different domain or subdomain, the best way to do this would be to use a CNAME record. By setting up such a record, the domain being redirected loses all its records (A, MX, and so on) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain address it's pointed to. By doing this, 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 which you have set up, but it'll also be displayed in the Internet browser address bar at all times. Some other possible uses of a CNAME record are to forward all the targeted traffic from various subdomains to their main domain address, or to use the webmail service of your webhosting company by using webmail.your-doman.com, for instance. The latter will work only by creating a CNAME record for a subdomain due to the fact that this kind of a record set up for the main domain address renders it impossible to use e-mail addresses.

CNAME Records in Cloud Website Hosting

Setting up a CNAME record with our cloud website hosting is really simple. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel has a section committed to the DNS records of your domain addresses, so you can set up a new CNAME record for any domain or subdomain hosted in your account in only a few simple steps. You'll find a video tutorial within the same section in which you can see the process first-hand. This feature provides you with a variety of options - if you set up a company website on our end, for instance, the staff can use their e-mails with the company domain, not with the address of our mail server. If you choose to set up a website through a different provider which offers online web design services, you can easily forward a domain address hosted here and use it for the site. Last, but not least, if you have an online store and you have a billing system for http://your-domain.com and/or an SSL certificate, you may create a CNAME record for the www subdomain and point it to the main domain address, so all your customers are going to be forwarded to a secure URL.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You'll be able to set up, edit and delete CNAME records easily with all of our semi-dedicated server plans. The accounts are controlled using the custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel, and in one of its sections you'll see all records for every domain or subdomain that you have added in your account. To set up a new record, you just need to select the hostname which will be forwarded (domain/subdomain), input where it is going to be forwarded to, choose the record type, which will be CNAME in this case, and you're going to be ready. Even when you have never used a web hosting service before, our CP is very intuitive to use, so you'll not have any troubles. We also have a short video and an in-depth help article concerning how to set up a CNAME record, both of which are located in the same section of Hepsia. With this function, you can easily use a domain hosted on our revolutionary cloud hosting platform for an Internet site created elsewhere, set up a custom webmail login address with any of your domains, and a lot more.