If you would like to direct a domain address that you have to some other domain address or subdomain, one way to do this would be to use a CNAME record. By setting up such a record, the domain being pointed loses all its records (A, MX, and so on) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain name it's pointed to. That 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 directed to the website which you have set up, but it'll also be displayed in the browser address bar at all times. Alternative possible uses of a CNAME record are to direct all the traffic from different subdomains to their main Internet domain, or to use the webmail service of your hosting provider by using webmail.your-doman.com, for example. The latter will work only by setting up a CNAME record for a subdomain since this kind of a record set up for the main domain name renders it impossible to use email addresses.
CNAME Records in Shared Web Hosting
Creating a CNAME record through our Linux shared web hosting is quite simple. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel includes a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domain names, so you can set up a new CNAME record for any domain or subdomain hosted within your account in only a few easy steps. There is also a video tutorial inside the same section in which you can see the process first-hand. This feature provides you with a variety of possibilities - if you create a company website on our end, as an illustration, the staff can use their e-mails with the company domain address, not with the address of our mail server. If you decide to set up a site using a different company which offers online web design services, you can easily forward a domain name hosted here and use it for the website. Last, but not least, if you have an online store and you have a billing system for http://your-domain.com and/or an SSL certificate, you are able to set up a CNAME record for the www subdomain and point it to the main domain address, so all your customers will be forwarded to a secure URL.
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 every single Linux semi-dedicated hosting which we provide, is quite easy to use. If you would like to create a CNAME record for any purpose, all you will need to do will be to choose the domain name or subdomain that you need, pick the type of record, which will be CNAME in this case, then type the value i.e. the domain or subdomain you are forwarding to. The procedure is very simple 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 completely active and within a couple of hours it will propagate all over the world. If you aren't sure what you should do, we've prepared an in depth help article and a short video tutorial on how to go about creating a CNAME record and they're both located in that same section of Hepsia. Needless to say, you can also get in touch with us for assistance whenever you want.