If you would like to point a domain address that you have to a different domain address or subdomain, one of the ways to do this would be to use a CNAME record. By creating such a record, the domain being forwarded loses all of its records (A, MX, etc) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain it is pointed to. In 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 directed to the Internet site which you have set up, but it'll also be displayed in the browser address bar at all times. Some other possible uses of a CNAME record are to redirect all the visitors 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 due to the fact that this kind of a record set up for the main domain name renders it impossible to use email addresses.
CNAME Records in Website Hosting
The Hepsia hosting CP, which we provide with each and every Linux website hosting package, allows you to set up CNAME records for any domain or subdomain hosted in the account with several clicks. If you're not confident how to go about it, you can check the video tutorial that's available within the Control Panel, read the comprehensive Help article on the subject, or you can simply contact us and we can assist you 24/7, although it is not likely you'll experience any problems as all it takes to set up a new CNAME record is to select a domain/subdomain, input the hostname you are pointing to, and save the modification. The new record is going to be fully active within the hour. Using CNAME records enables you to have better control over your domains and website content and our system is simple and intuitive enough to allow individuals with no previous experience to set up this sort of records with ease.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You will be able to create, change and delete CNAME records really easy with any of our semi-dedicated server plans. The accounts are managed from the custom Hepsia hosting CP, and in one of its sections you'll see all records for every domain address or subdomain that you've added in your account. To create a new record, you have to choose the hostname that'll be forwarded (domain/subdomain), type where it will be forwarded to, select the record type, that'll be CNAME in this case, and you will be all set. In case you have never used a web hosting service before, our CP is very intuitive to use, so you will not have any troubles. We also have a short video and a detailed help article regarding how to set up a CNAME record, both of which could be found in the same section of Hepsia. With this feature, you can easily use a domain hosted on our innovative cloud hosting platform for an Internet site created somewhere else, set up a custom webmail login address with any of your domains, and more.