Discover more about CNAME records, when they are necessary and how they fit inside the DNS system.
If you would like to point a domain name that you have to some other domain address or subdomain, the best way to do that 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 on) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain address it's 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 name and not only will it be redirected to the site that you have created, but it will also appear in the browser address bar at all times. Alternative possible uses of a CNAME record are to direct all the traffic 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 creating a CNAME record for a subdomain simply because this kind of a record created for the main domain name makes it impossible to use e-mail addresses.
CNAME Records in Cloud Website Hosting
The Hepsia hosting CP, which we offer with each and every Linux cloud website hosting
, will enable you to set up CNAME records for every single domain address or subdomain hosted inside the account with only a few mouse clicks. If you aren't absolutely sure how to go about it, you can check out the video tutorial available within the Control Panel, read the detailed Help article on the subject, or just simply contact us and we will help you 24/7, although it is unlikely that you'll experience any difficulties as all it takes to create a new CNAME record is to select a domain/subdomain, input the hostname that you're forwarding to, and save the modification. The new record is going to be fully active within the hour. Using CNAME records permits you to have better control over your domain addresses and website content and our system is simple and intuitive enough to allow people who have no previous experience to set up this kind of records with ease.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
You will be able to set up, change and delete CNAME records very easy with all of our semi-dedicated server
plans. The accounts are managed using the custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel, and in one of its sections you'll see all records for any domain or subdomain you have added in your account. To set up a new record, you need to pick the hostname which will be forwarded (domain/subdomain), type where it is going to be forwarded to, pick the record type, which will be CNAME in this case, and you're going to be all set. Even if you have never used a web hosting service before, our Control Panel is very intuitive to use, so you'll not have any difficulties. We also have a short video and a detailed help article regarding how to set up a CNAME record, both of which could be found in the exact 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, create a custom webmail login address with any of your domain names, plus much more.