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

CNAME Records in Web Hosting

If you have a web hosting plan through our company and you wish to create a CNAME record, it'll take you a few mouse clicks to get it done. You can access the DNS records for all domains and subdomains hosted within your account from the Hepsia Control Panel offered with each and every plan and adding a new record is as easy as clicking on a button, choosing the type, which will be CNAME in this case, entering the actual record value and saving the change. In case you have never added this type of record before, you will find a Help section with a detailed video tutorial that you can watch, or you can just contact us and we will assist you with this task. If you have built an Internet site using another company, you want to use a private URL for your webmail or you want to designate a subdomain to be used with the services of a different company, for instance Google Apps, all it takes is creating a CNAME record with a couple of clicks inside your CP.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You'll be able to set up, edit and delete CNAME records very easy with all of our semi-dedicated server plans. The accounts are handled from the custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel, and in one of its sections you will see all records for any domain address or subdomain you have added in your account. To set up a new record, you only have to choose the hostname that will be forwarded (domain/subdomain), enter where it is going to be forwarded to, select 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 easy to use, so you'll not have any troubles. We also have a short video and a detailed help article regarding how to set up a CNAME record, both of which are available in the same section of Hepsia. With this function, you can easily use a domain hosted on our cutting edge cloud hosting platform for a website created someplace else, set up a custom webmail login address with any of your domain names, and a lot more.