If you wish to forward a domain address that you have to a different 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 is directed to. In this 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 redirected to the Internet site you have set up, but it will also appear in the browser address bar at all times. Alternative possible uses of a CNAME record are to forward all the traffic from various subdomains to their main domain address, or to use the webmail service of your hosting provider by using webmail.your-doman.com, for instance. The latter will work only by creating a CNAME record for a subdomain since this type of a record created for the main domain name makes it impossible to use email addresses.

CNAME Records in Shared Hosting

You can effortlessly set up CNAME records if you have a Linux shared hosting through our company. We're going to supply you with an easy-to-use Control Panel where you can view all DNS records for the domains and subdomains that are hosted in the account. Creating a CNAME record requires a number of simple steps - pick the domain/subdomain, pick CNAME as the type, enter the hostname you are forwarding to, after that just click the Save button. The process is as simple as that and the new record is going to be active almost instantly. This way, you will have more control over your domains and subdomains and over the content they open, you can set up a private URL for company e-mails, and much more. If you feel unclear about how to set up 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 want to change or delete an existing CNAME record created for a domain/subdomain hosted on our end, it will take you literally just a mouse click to get it done.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server through our company and you wish to set up a CNAME record, it requires no more than a couple of clicks to complete this task. The plans are managed via our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel where you will discover a section committed to the DNS records of the domain addresses and subdomains hosted inside the account. To set up a CNAME record, you'll simply have to choose the record type and the hostname (domain or subdomain), input where the latter will be directed to and save the modification. The new record is going to be active almost right away in our system and will propagate worldwide within a few hours. Editing or deleting an existing CNAME record inside the account is just as easy and takes a click. If you experience any problems, you can go through our comprehensive help article, watch the short video on the topic that we have added in the Control Panel, or simply contact us for assistance.