If you want to point a domain name that you have to another domain address or subdomain, the best way to do this would be to use a CNAME record. By creating such a record, the domain address being redirected loses all of its records (A, MX, and so forth) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain name it's pointed to. By doing this, if you use 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 redirected to the website you have set up, but it will also appear in the web browser address bar at all times. Some other possible uses of a CNAME record are to redirect all the traffic from different subdomains to their main domain address, or to use the webmail service of your webhosting company by using webmail.your-doman.com, for example. The latter will work only by setting up a CNAME record for a subdomain due to the fact that this kind of a record created for the main domain name makes it impossible to use e-mail addresses.

CNAME Records in Cloud Website Hosting

Creating a CNAME record using our cloud website hosting plans is very easy. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel includes a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domain names, so you can set up a new CNAME record for any domain or subdomain hosted in your account in just a few simple steps. You will find a video tutorial in the same section where you can see the process first-hand. This feature will give you many possibilities - if you build a company site on our end, for instance, the staff can use their emails with the company domain name, not with the address of our mail server. If you choose to set up a website using a different provider which offers online web design services, you can easily forward a domain name hosted here and use it for the website. Last, but not least, in case you have a web-based store and you have a billing system for http://your-domain.com and/or an SSL certificate, you may set up a CNAME record for the www subdomain and redirect it to the main domain name, so all your clients will be forwarded to a secure URL.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

You're going to be able to set up, edit and delete CNAME records very easy with any one of our semi-dedicated server plans. The accounts are managed through the custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel, and in one of its sections you will see all records for any domain or subdomain that you have added in your account. To set up a new record, you need to select the hostname that will be forwarded (domain/subdomain), type where it will be forwarded to, select the record type, which will be CNAME in this case, and you are going to be ready. Even if you have never used a web hosting service before, our CP is quite intuitive to use, so you'll not have any difficulties. We also have a short video and an in-depth help article regarding how to create a CNAME record, both of which are located in the same section of Hepsia. With this feature, you can easily use a domain name hosted on our innovative cloud hosting platform for a website created elsewhere, set up a custom webmail login address with any of your domain addresses, and much more.