If you would like to point a domain that you have to another domain name or subdomain, the best way to do this would be to use a CNAME record. By setting up such a record, the domain being redirected loses all of its records (A, MX, etc) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain address it's directed to. That 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 directed to the website that you've set up, but it will also be displayed in the web browser address bar at all times. Alternative possible uses of a CNAME record are to forward all the targeted traffic from various 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 since this kind of a record set up for the main domain address renders it impossible to use e-mail addresses.

CNAME Records in Cloud Hosting

Creating a CNAME record through our cloud hosting is very easy. Our in-house built Hepsia CP includes a section dedicated 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 a couple of easy steps. There is also a video tutorial in the same section in which you can see the process first-hand. This feature provides you with a number of opportunities - if you set up a company website on our end, as an illustration, the staff can use their e-mails with the company domain name, not with the address of our mail server. If you choose to set up a site by using a different provider which offers online web design services, you can easily redirect a domain hosted here and use it for the site. Last, but not least, if you have a web-based store and you have a billing system for http://your-domain.com and/or an SSL certificate, you could set up a CNAME record for the www subdomain and redirect it to the main domain address, so all your customers will be forwarded to a secure URL.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with every one of our semi-dedicated server accounts, will allow you to set up a CNAME record with ease. In case you want to create a private URL for your emails, to redirect a domain to a subdomain inside the account or to forward a domain name to another provider and use some third-party service which they provide, it's not going to require more than 3 mouse clicks to set up this type of record. All DNS records for the domain names and subdomains hosted within the semi-dedicated account are going to be listed in a separate section in the Control Panel, so when you're there, all that you will have to do will be to select 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 watch a short video within the CP about how to set up a CNAME record or you can follow the instructions in the help article, that's available in the DNS records section.