If you want to point a domain address that you have to some other domain name or subdomain, one way to do this would be to use a CNAME record. By setting up such a record, the domain being forwarded loses all its records (A, MX, etc) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain name it's redirected to. 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 set up, but it will also be displayed in the browser address bar at all times. Some other possible uses of a CNAME record are to redirect all the traffic from various 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 setting up a CNAME record for a subdomain due to the fact that this type of a record created for the main domain name makes it impossible to use e-mail addresses.
CNAME Records in Shared Website Hosting
If you have a shared website hosting plan from our company and you wish to set up a CNAME record, it will take you a few clicks to do it. You can access the DNS records for all domain names and subdomains hosted within your account via the Hepsia CP included with each plan and adding a new record is as simple as clicking on a button, selecting the type, that will be CNAME in this case, typing the actual record value and saving the change. If you have never added such a record before, we have a Help section with a detailed video tutorial that you can watch, or you can just contact us and we'll aid you with this task. If you have built a website via another company, 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, such as Google Apps, all it takes is setting up a CNAME record with a couple of mouse clicks in your Control Panel.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you have a semi-dedicated server from our company and you want to create a CNAME record, it will take no more than a few mouse clicks to complete this task. The plans are managed via our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel in which you will discover a section devoted to the DNS records of the domain names and subdomains hosted in the account. To set up a CNAME record, you will only have to choose the record type and the hostname (domain or subdomain), type in where the latter is going to be directed to and save the modification. The new record will be active almost right away in our system and will propagate worldwide within several hours. Changing or deleting an existing CNAME record in the account is equally easy and takes a click. In case you experience any issues, you can go through our comprehensive help article, check out the short video on the topic that we have added in the CP, or just contact us for assistance.