If you want to forward a domain that you have to some other domain or subdomain, a good 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, and so on) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain name it is directed to. In this way, if you use a web design service by some provider that gives you a subdomain, you can use an actual domain and not only will it be forwarded to the site you have set up, but it will also appear in the web browser address bar at all times. Alternative possible uses of a CNAME record are to forward all of the targeted traffic from various subdomains to their main Internet 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 set up for the main domain address renders it impossible to use email addresses.

CNAME Records in Website Hosting

The Hepsia hosting CP, which our company offers with each and every Linux website hosting, will enable you to set up CNAME records for every domain name or subdomain hosted in the account with several clicks. If you are not sure how to go about it, you can check out the video tutorial available inside the Control Panel, read the detailed Help article on the subject, or simply contact us and we can assist you 24/7, though it is not likely you'll experience any problems as all it takes to create a new CNAME record is to select a domain/subdomain, type the hostname that you're redirecting to, and save the modification. The new record will be fully active within the hour. Using CNAME records enables you to have better control over your domains and website content and our system is simple and user-friendly enough to allow people with no previous experience to create this sort of records easily.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with every single one of our semi-dedicated server accounts, allows you to set up a CNAME record without difficulty. In case you want to create a private URL for your emails, to forward a domain address to a subdomain within the account or to forward a domain to another provider and use some third-party service which they provide, it will not require more than 3 clicks to set up this type of record. All DNS records for the domains and subdomains hosted within the semi-dedicated account are going to be listed in a separate section in the CP, so when you are there, all that you will have to do will be to select the type of the record that you want to create and the hostname for which you are creating it, and then enter the actual record text. For your convenience, you can see a short video in the Control Panel on how to set up a CNAME record or you can refer to the instructions in the help article, which is available in the DNS records section.