If you'd like to direct a domain that you have to a different domain or subdomain, one way to do this would be to use a CNAME record. By setting up such a record, the domain being redirected loses all of its records (A, MX, and so on) and instead, it takes the A record of the Internet domain it is pointed 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 forwarded to the Internet site that you've created, but it'll also be displayed in the browser address bar at all times. Other possible uses of a CNAME record are to point 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 instance. The latter will work only by setting up a CNAME record for a subdomain because such a record created for the main domain address makes it impossible to use email addresses.
CNAME Records in Website Hosting
If you have a website hosting plan from our company and you would like to create a CNAME record, it'll take you just a few clicks to get it done. You can access the DNS records for all domain addresses and subdomains hosted in your account from the Hepsia Control Panel included with each and every plan and adding a new record is as simple 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 type of record before, you will find a Help section with a detailed video tutorial which you can watch, or you can just contact us and we'll help you with this task. If you have built a site using another provider, 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, for instance Google Apps, all it takes is creating a CNAME record with a couple of mouse clicks inside your CP.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you have a semi-dedicated server from our company and you would like to create a CNAME record, it requires just a couple of mouse clicks to complete this task. The plans are managed using our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel in which you will discover a section devoted to the DNS records of the domains and subdomains hosted in the account. To set up a CNAME record, you'll only have to select the record type and the hostname (domain or subdomain), input where the latter is going to be directed to and save the change. The new record will be active almost immediately in our system and will propagate worldwide within a couple of hours. Modifying or deleting an existing CNAME record in the account is equally simple and takes a click. If you experience any issues, you can go through our detailed help article, check out the short video on the subject that we have added in the CP, or you can just contact us for assistance.