If you want to direct a domain address that you have to another domain or subdomain, one of the ways to do this would be to use a CNAME record. By creating such a record, the domain being pointed loses all of its records (A, MX, etc) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain address it's redirected to. In this way, if you are using 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 forwarded to the site which you have created, but it will also be displayed in the web browser address bar at all times. Alternative possible uses of a CNAME record are to direct 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 setting up a CNAME record for a subdomain because this type of a record set up for the main domain address renders it impossible to use e-mail addresses.
CNAME Records in Shared Website Hosting
In case you have a shared website hosting plan from our company and you would like to create a CNAME record, it'll take you a few clicks to get it done. You can access the DNS records for all domains and subdomains hosted within your account through the Hepsia Control Panel included with each plan and adding a new record is as easy as clicking on a button, choosing the type, which is CNAME in this case, typing the actual record value and saving the change. If you have 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 want to designate a subdomain to be used with the services of a different provider, like Google Apps, all it takes is setting up a CNAME record with a couple of clicks inside your CP.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you have a semi-dedicated server through our company and you would like to set up a CNAME record, it will require no more than a few mouse clicks to complete this task. The plans are handled through our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP where you will see a section devoted to the DNS records of the domain names and subdomains hosted within the account. To set up a CNAME record, you will simply have to select the record type and the hostname (domain or subdomain), enter where the latter will be directed to and save the change. The new record will be active almost right away in our system and will propagate worldwide within a couple of hours. Changing or deleting an existing CNAME record within the account is just as simple and easy and takes a click. In case you experience any issues, you can go through our comprehensive help article, watch the short video on the topic that we have added in the Control Panel, or simply contact us for help.