If you would like to direct a domain name that you have to a different domain or subdomain, one way to do this would be to use a CNAME record. By creating such a record, the domain being redirected loses all its records (A, MX, and so forth) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain name it is pointed to. By doing this, 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 site that you have created, but it will also be displayed in the browser address bar at all times. Some other possible uses of a CNAME record are to direct all the targeted traffic from various subdomains to their main domain name, 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 such a record set up for the main domain name makes it impossible to use e-mail addresses.
CNAME Records in Web Hosting
The Hepsia hosting CP, which we offer with each and every web hosting, allows you to create CNAME records for every domain or subdomain hosted inside the account with only a few clicks. If you aren't confident how to go about it, you can check out the video tutorial that is available within the Control Panel, read the detailed Help article on the subject, or simply contact us and we can assist you 24/7, even though it is unlikely that you'll experience any problems as all it takes to set up a new CNAME record is to pick a domain/subdomain, input the hostname you are forwarding to, and save the modification. The new record is going to be fully active within the hour. Using CNAME records allows you to have better control of your domain names and site content and our system is simple and user-friendly enough to allow people with no previous experience to create this sort of records easily.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you have a semi-dedicated server from our company and you want to create a CNAME record, it requires 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 discover a section devoted to the DNS records of the domain addresses and subdomains hosted inside the account. To create a CNAME record, you'll only have to choose the record type and the hostname (domain or subdomain), type where the latter is going to be directed to and save the modification. The new record is going to be active almost immediately in our system and will propagate worldwide within several hours. Changing or deleting an existing CNAME record inside the account is equally easy and takes a click. In case you experience any problems, you can go through our in-depth help article, watch the short video on the topic that we have added in the Control Panel, or simply contact us for help.