If you'd like to forward a domain name that you have to some other domain name or subdomain, one of the ways to do this would be to use a CNAME record. By creating such a record, the domain address being redirected loses all of its records (A, MX, and so forth) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain address it is forwarded 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 redirected to the website 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 redirect all of the visitors from different subdomains to their main domain address, or to use the webmail service of your hosting company by using webmail.your-doman.com, for instance. The latter will work only by setting up a CNAME record for a subdomain since such a record set up for the main domain address makes it impossible to use email addresses.

CNAME Records in Web Hosting

You can effortlessly create CNAME records in case you have a Linux web hosting through our company. We're going to supply you with an easy-to-use CP where you could see all DNS records for the domain names and subdomains which are hosted in the account. Setting up a CNAME record involves a number of simple steps - select the domain/subdomain, choose CNAME as the type, type in the hostname you are redirecting to, after that simply click on the Save button. The procedure is as easy as that and the new record is going to be active almost right away. In this way, you will have more control over your domain addresses and subdomains and over the content they open, you could set up a private URL for company emails, and much more. If you feel unclear about how to create a new record or you have never done such a task, we have a short video tutorial where you could see the whole process first-hand. If you want to modify or delete an existing CNAME record created for a domain/subdomain hosted on our end, it will take you literally simply a click to make it happen.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server from our company and you want to create a CNAME record, it takes just a couple of clicks to complete this task. The plans are managed using our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel in which you will find a section devoted to the DNS records of the domain addresses and subdomains hosted inside the account. To set up a CNAME record, you will simply have to select the record type and the hostname (domain or subdomain), input where the latter will be redirected to and save the change. The new record will be active almost immediately in our system and will propagate worldwide within a few hours. Modifying or deleting an existing CNAME record in the account is equally easy and takes a click. If you experience any problems, you can go through our detailed help article, see the short video on the topic that we have added in the Control Panel, or just contact us for assistance.