If you want to point a domain address that you have to another domain name or subdomain, one way to do that would be to use a CNAME record. By creating such a record, the domain name being forwarded loses all its records (A, MX, and so on) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain name it's directed to. That way, if you use a web design service by some company that gives you a subdomain, you can use an actual domain and not only will it be directed to the Internet site that you have set up, but it will also be displayed in the web browser address bar at all times. Some other 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 webhosting company by using webmail.your-doman.com, for example. The latter will work only by creating a CNAME record for a subdomain simply because this type of a record created for the main domain name makes it impossible to use e-mail addresses.

CNAME Records in Cloud Hosting

You can easily create CNAME records if you have a Linux cloud hosting with our company. We're going to supply you with an easy-to-use Control Panel that enables you to observe all DNS records for the domains and subdomains that are hosted in the account. Creating a CNAME record involves several basic steps - pick the domain/subdomain, select CNAME as the type, enter the hostname you are forwarding to, and then just click on the Save button. The process is as simple as that and the new record is going to be active almost right away. In this way, you're going to have more control over your domains and subdomains and over the content they open, you'll be able to create a private URL for company e-mails, and a lot more. If you feel unsure about how to create a new record or you have never done such a task, you will find a short video tutorial where you could see the whole process first-hand. If you choose to edit or delete an existing CNAME record created for a domain/subdomain hosted on our end, it'll take you literally only a click to make it happen.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server through our company and you wish to set up a CNAME record, it will take no more than a couple of mouse clicks to complete this task. The plans are managed via our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP in which you will see a section committed to the DNS records of the domain addresses and subdomains hosted inside the account. To create a CNAME record, you'll only have to pick the record type and the hostname (domain or subdomain), input where the latter will be pointed to and save the modification. The new record is going to be active almost right away in our system and will propagate worldwide within a couple of hours. Changing or deleting an existing CNAME record in the account is equally simple and easy and takes a click. If you experience any difficulties, you can go through our detailed help article, see the short video on the topic that we have added in the CP, or you can just contact us for help.