If you'd like to forward a domain address that you have to another domain or subdomain, one of the ways to do that would be to use a CNAME record. By creating such a record, the domain address being pointed loses all of its records (A, MX, etc) and instead, it takes the A record of the Internet domain it is redirected to. That way, 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 pointed to the Internet site which you have set up, but it will also be displayed in the browser address bar at all times. Some other possible uses of a CNAME record are to forward all the targeted traffic from different subdomains to their main domain name, or to use the webmail service of your hosting provider by using webmail.your-doman.com, for instance. The latter will work only by setting up a CNAME record for a subdomain simply because this type of a record set up for the main domain address renders it impossible to use email addresses.

CNAME Records in Shared Hosting

Setting up a CNAME record with our shared hosting is extremely easy. Our in-house built Hepsia CP features a section devoted to the DNS records of your domains, so you can set up a new CNAME record for any domain or subdomain hosted in your account in only a few easy steps. There is also a video tutorial in the same section where you can see the process first-hand. This feature provides you with a number of options - if you set up a company website on our end, for instance, the workers can use their e-mails with the company domain, not with the address of our mail server. If you decide to set up a site by using a different company that offers online web design services, you can easily forward a domain name hosted here and use it for the website. 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 could create a CNAME record for the www subdomain and forward it to the main domain, so all your customers will be forwarded to a secure URL.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with every single one of our semi-dedicated server accounts, will enable you to create a CNAME record effortlessly. In case you want to create a private URL for your emails, to point a domain to a subdomain inside the account or to forward a domain address to another company and use some third-party service which they provide, it won't require more than three clicks to set up this type of record. All DNS records for the domain names and subdomains hosted in the semi-dedicated account are going to be listed in a separate section in the Control Panel, so once you're 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 input the actual record text. For your benefit, you can see a short video inside the CP on 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.