If you'd like to direct a domain name that you have to another domain address or subdomain, one of the ways to do this would be to use a CNAME record. By setting up such a record, the domain address being pointed loses all of its records (A, MX, and so on) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain name it's forwarded to. This way, if you use a web design service by some provider that gives you a subdomain, you can use an actual domain name and not only will it be pointed to the Internet site which you have created, but it'll also appear in the web browser address bar at all times. Alternative possible uses of a CNAME record are to forward 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 instance. The latter will work only by creating a CNAME record for a subdomain due to the fact that such a record created for the main domain address makes it impossible to use e-mail addresses.
CNAME Records in Shared Hosting
You can effortlessly set up CNAME records provided you have a shared package through our company. We'll provide you with an easy-to-use CP which allows you to see all DNS records for the domains and subdomains which are hosted within the account. Creating a CNAME record includes several easy steps - pick the domain/subdomain, pick CNAME as the type, type in the hostname you are forwarding to, after that just click on the Save button. The process is as elementary as that and the new record is going to be active almost right away. That way, you'll have more control over your domain addresses and subdomains and over the content they open, you can create a private URL for company e-mails, and more. If you feel uncertain about how to set up a new record or you have never done such a task, we have a short video tutorial where you can see the whole process first-hand. If you choose to modify or delete an existing CNAME record created for a domain/subdomain hosted on our end, it will take you literally just a click to get it done.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with every single one of our semi-dedicated server accounts, will permit you to set up a CNAME record effortlessly. If you want to create a private URL for your e-mails, to redirect a domain name to a subdomain in the account or to forward a domain to another provider and use some third-party service that they provide, it's not going to take you more than 3 mouse clicks to create this kind of record. All DNS records for the domains and subdomains hosted in the semi-dedicated account will be listed in a separate section in the Control Panel, so once you're there, all that you will have to do will be to choose the type of the record that you want to set up and the hostname for which you are creating it, and then type in the actual record text. For your convenience, you can watch a short video inside the Control Panel regarding how to create a CNAME record or you can follow the instructions in the help article, that is available in the DNS records section.