If you want to point a domain address that you have to some other domain or subdomain, one way to do this would be to use a CNAME record. By setting up such a record, the domain address being redirected loses all of its records (A, MX, and so forth) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain name it's directed to. By doing this, 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 pointed to the website that you've created, but it will also be displayed in the web browser address bar at all times. Some other possible uses of a CNAME record are to direct all of the traffic from different subdomains to their main domain address, 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 created for the main domain makes it impossible to use e-mail addresses.
CNAME Records in Hosting
The Hepsia hosting CP, which we offer with each and every Linux hosting plan, will permit you to create CNAME records for every single domain address or subdomain hosted inside the account with just a few clicks. If you aren't sure how to go about it, you can check the video tutorial that's available inside the CP, read the in depth Help article on the subject, or just simply contact us and we will help you 24/7, though it is unlikely that you will experience any difficulties as all it takes to create a new CNAME record is to choose a domain/subdomain, type in the hostname that you're forwarding to, and save the change. The new record will be fully active within the hour. Using CNAME records permits you to have better control of your domain addresses and site content and our system is simple and intuitive enough to allow people with no previous experience to create this sort of records easily.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each of our semi-dedicated server accounts, will enable you to set up a CNAME record effortlessly. Whether you want to create a private URL for your emails, to forward a domain address to a subdomain within the account or to forward a domain address to another provider and use some third-party service which they provide, it's not going to require more than three mouse clicks to set up this kind of record. All DNS records for the domains and subdomains hosted inside the semi-dedicated account will be listed in a separate section in the Control Panel, so once you are there, all that you will have to do will be to select the type of the record that you want to set up and the hostname for which you are creating it, and then input the actual record text. For your benefit, you can see a short video in the Control Panel regarding how to set up a CNAME record or you can follow the instructions in the help article, that is available in the DNS records section.