If you would like to forward a domain name that you have to some other domain or subdomain, the best way to do that would be to use a CNAME record. By creating such a record, the domain name being pointed loses all its records (A, MX, etc) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain address it is 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 redirected to the site that you have created, but it will also appear in the web browser address bar at all times. 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 creating a CNAME record for a subdomain due to the fact that such a record created for the main domain renders it impossible to use email addresses.

CNAME Records in Cloud Hosting

Creating a CNAME record using our Linux cloud hosting is quite simple. Our in-house built Hepsia CP 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 only a few basic steps. There is also a video tutorial within the same section in which you can see the process first-hand. This feature will give you many options - if you set up a company website on our end, for example, the workers can use their e-mails with the company domain address, not with the address of our mail server. If you want to create an Internet site using 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, 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 are able to create a CNAME record for the www subdomain and point it to the main domain name, so all your customers are going to be forwarded to a secure URL.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Managing DNS records usually seems to be a tough task to people with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with every single Linux semi-dedicated hosting we provide, is very easy to use. If you wish to create a CNAME record for any purpose, all you have to do will be to choose the domain address or subdomain you need, choose the type of record, which will be CNAME in this case, then type in the value i.e. the domain or subdomain you are forwarding to. The process is quite simple and you can create the record in the DNS Records section of the CP. Within the hour the new record will be 100 % active and within a couple of hours it'll propagate all over the world. If you aren't sure what you have to do, we've prepared a detailed help article and a short video tutorial on how to go about creating a CNAME record and they're both situated in that very same section of Hepsia. Naturally, you can also get in touch with us for help anytime.