If you wish to point a domain name that you have to a different domain or subdomain, one of the ways to do this would be to use a CNAME record. By creating such a record, the domain address being forwarded loses all of its records (A, MX, and so on) and instead, it takes the A record of the Internet domain it is directed to. In this way, if you are using 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 site that you have created, but it will also appear in the browser address bar at all times. Some other possible uses of a CNAME record are to forward all the targeted traffic from different subdomains to their main domain name, or to use the webmail service of your webhosting company by using webmail.your-doman.com, for instance. The latter will work only by creating a CNAME record for a subdomain since such a record created for the main domain renders it impossible to use e-mail addresses.
CNAME Records in Web Hosting
The Hepsia hosting CP, which we provide with each and every Linux web hosting service, allows you to create CNAME records for any domain address or subdomain hosted within the account with just a few clicks. If you're not sure how to go about it, you can check out 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, even though it is unlikely that you'll experience any troubles as all it takes to create a new CNAME record is to choose a domain/subdomain, type in the hostname you are forwarding to, and save the change. The new record will be fully active within the hour. Using CNAME records allows you to have better control over your domain addresses and website content and our system is simple and intuitive enough to allow people with no previous experience to create such records effortlessly.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
You will be able to create, edit and delete CNAME records easily with any of our semi-dedicated server plans. The accounts are controlled from the custom Hepsia hosting CP, and in one of its sections you'll see all records for any domain or subdomain that you've added in your account. To set up a new record, you simply have to pick the hostname that will be forwarded (domain/subdomain), input where it will be forwarded to, pick the record type, that will be CNAME in this case, and you will be ready. In case you have never used a web hosting service before, our CP is incredibly easy to use, so you will not have any issues. We also have a short video and a detailed help article on how to set up a CNAME record, both of which could be found in the same section of Hepsia. With this function, you could easily use a domain address hosted on our revolutionary cloud hosting platform for a site created elsewhere, create a custom webmail login address with any of your domains, and more.