If you want to point a domain 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 being redirected loses all its records (A, MX, etc) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain it is redirected to. This way, if you use a web design service by some provider that gives you a subdomain, you can use an actual domain and not only will it be redirected to the Internet site you have set up, but it will also be displayed in the browser address bar at all times. Other possible uses of a CNAME record are to point all the traffic from different subdomains to their main domain, or to use the webmail service of your hosting provider by using webmail.your-doman.com, for instance. The latter will work only by creating a CNAME record for a subdomain since this kind of a record created for the main domain address makes it impossible to use email addresses.
CNAME Records in Hosting
If you have a hosting
plan from our company and you would like to create a CNAME record, it will take you a few mouse clicks to do it. You can access the DNS records for all domains and subdomains hosted inside your account from the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with each and every plan and adding a new record is as basic as clicking on a button, choosing the type, which will be CNAME in this case, inputting the actual record value and saving the modification. If you've never added this kind of record before, you will find a Help section with a detailed video tutorial that you can watch, or you can simply contact us and we will aid you with this task. If you have created a website through another company, you want to use a private URL for your webmail or you would like to designate a subdomain for use with the services of a different provider, like Google Apps, all it takes is setting up a CNAME record with a few clicks within your CP.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Managing DNS records usually appears to be a difficult task to people with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each Linux semi-dedicated hosting
we offer, is quite simple to use. If you want to create a CNAME record for any purpose, all you have to do will be to select the domain address or subdomain that you need, select the type of record, that will be CNAME in this case, then input the value i.e. the domain name or subdomain you are forwarding to. The process is quite easy and you can set up the record in the DNS Records section of the CP. Within the hour the new record will be completely active and within a couple of hours it will propagate worldwide. If you aren't sure what you have to do, we've prepared a detailed help article and a short video tutorial on how to go about creating a CNAME record and they're both situated in that very same section of Hepsia. Needless to say, you can also get in touch with us for help at any moment.