Find out about CNAME records, if they're essential and in what ways they can fit within the DNS system.
If you'd like to direct a domain name that you have to some other domain address or subdomain, one of the ways to do that would be to use a CNAME record. By setting up 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 it is redirected to. In this way, if you use a web design service by some company that gives you a subdomain, you can use an actual domain name and not only will it be redirected to the site that you've set up, but it will also be displayed in the Internet browser address bar at all times. Some other possible uses of a CNAME record are to point all of the targeted traffic from various subdomains to their main Internet domain, 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 set up for the main domain renders it impossible to use e-mail addresses.
CNAME Records in Cloud Web Hosting
The Hepsia hosting CP, which we provide with each and every cloud web hosting
, will enable you to create CNAME records for every single domain address or subdomain hosted within the account with several mouse clicks. If you are not certain how to go about it, you should check the video tutorial available inside the Control Panel, read the comprehensive Help article on the subject, or simply contact us and we will help you 24/7, though 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, type the hostname you are forwarding to, and save the modification. The new record will be fully active within the hour. Using CNAME records allows you to have better control of your domain names and website content and our system is simple and intuitive enough to allow individuals with no previous experience to create such records effortlessly.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Managing DNS records usually seems a challenging task to the people with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with every single semi-dedicated package
which we offer, is very easy to use. If you'd like to create a CNAME record for any purpose, all you have to do will be to select the domain name or subdomain you need, pick the type of record, which will be CNAME in this case, then input the value i.e. the domain name or subdomain you are forwarding to. The procedure is quite easy and you can set up the record in the DNS Records section of the CP. Within the hour the new record is going to be 100 % active and within a few hours it is going to propagate around the globe. If you're not sure what you have to do, we have prepared an in depth help article and a short video tutorial concerning how to go about creating a CNAME record and they are both located in that very same section of Hepsia. Naturally, you can also get in touch with us for help anytime.