If you wish to forward a domain name that you have to a different domain name or subdomain, one way to do this would be to use a CNAME record. By creating such a record, the domain being pointed loses all of its records (A, MX, and so forth) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain it's pointed to. This 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 directed to the website which you have created, but it will also be displayed in the browser address bar at all times. Alternative possible uses of a CNAME record are to direct all of the targeted traffic from various 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 since this kind of a record created for the main domain name renders it impossible to use email addresses.

CNAME Records in Shared Web Hosting

You can easily set up CNAME records provided you have a Linux shared web hosting package through our company. We are going to provide you with an easy-to-use CP where you could see all DNS records for the domain addresses and subdomains which are hosted within the account. Creating a CNAME record includes a number of easy steps - pick the domain/subdomain, pick CNAME as the type, enter the hostname you are pointing to, then simply click on the Save button. The procedure is as basic as that and the new record will be active almost right away. That way, you will have more control over your domain addresses and subdomains and over the content they open, you'll be able to set up a private URL for company e-mails, and much more. If you feel unclear about how to set up a new record or you have never done such a task, you will find a short video tutorial in which you can see the whole process first-hand. If you want to change or delete an existing CNAME record created for a domain/subdomain hosted on our end, it'll take you literally only a click to do it.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server with our company and you would like to set up a CNAME record, it takes just a couple of clicks to complete this task. The plans are handled using our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP in which you will see a section devoted to the DNS records of the domains and subdomains hosted within the account. To create a CNAME record, you'll only have to select the record type and the hostname (domain or subdomain), type where the latter will be redirected to and save the change. The new record will be active almost right away in our system and will propagate worldwide within a few hours. Modifying or deleting an existing CNAME record inside the account is just as simple and easy and takes a click. In the event you experience any difficulties, you can go through our in-depth help article, see the short video on the subject that we have added in the CP, or just contact us for assistance.