If you would like to direct a domain name that you have to some other domain address or subdomain, one of the ways to do that would be to use a CNAME record. By setting up such a record, the domain being forwarded loses all its records (A, MX, and so forth) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain address it's redirected 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 name and not only will it be redirected to the website 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 of the traffic from various subdomains to their main domain address, or to use the webmail service of your hosting company by using webmail.your-doman.com, for example. The latter will work only by setting up a CNAME record for a subdomain simply because such a record set up for the main domain name renders it impossible to use e-mail addresses.
CNAME Records in Shared Web Hosting
You can easily set up CNAME records provided you have a Linux shared web hosting plan from our company. We'll provide you with an easy-to-use Control Panel which allows you to see all DNS records for the domain names and subdomains that are hosted inside the account. Creating a CNAME record involves a few easy steps - pick the domain/subdomain, select CNAME as the type, enter the hostname you are pointing to, and then simply click on the Save button. The procedure is as elementary as that and the new record will be active almost right away. In this way, you are going to have more control over your domain names and subdomains and over the content they open, you can set up a private URL for company e-mails, and more. If you feel unsure about how to set up a new record or you have never done such a task, you will find a short video tutorial where you can see the whole process first-hand. If you choose to change or delete an existing CNAME record created for a domain/subdomain hosted on our end, it will take you literally only a mouse click to do it.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Managing DNS records usually seems to be a hard task to those with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with every single semi-dedicated server which we provide, is extremely easy to use. If you need to create a CNAME record for any purpose, all you will need to do will be to pick the domain address or subdomain that you need, select the type of record, that will be CNAME in this case, then input the value i.e. the domain name or subdomain you are forwarding to. The procedure is very easy and you can set up the record in the DNS Records section of the CP. Within the hour the new record will be fully active and within a few hours it will propagate all over the world. If you're not sure what you need to do, we have prepared a detailed help article and a short video tutorial on how to go about creating a CNAME record and they are both located within that very same section of Hepsia. Of course, you can also get in touch with us for assistance at any moment.