If you wish to point a domain address that you have to another domain or subdomain, one way to do that would be to use a CNAME record. By setting up such a record, the domain address being forwarded loses all its records (A, MX, etc) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain it is redirected to. In this way, if you use a web design service by some provider that gives you a subdomain, you can use an actual domain and not only will it be pointed to the website that you have set up, but it'll also be displayed in the web browser address bar at all times. Alternative possible uses of a CNAME record are to point all of the targeted traffic from different subdomains to their main domain name, or to use the webmail service of your webhosting company by using webmail.your-doman.com, for example. The latter will work only by setting up a CNAME record for a subdomain due to the fact that this kind of a record created for the main domain address makes it impossible to use e-mail addresses.
CNAME Records in Shared Web Hosting
The Hepsia hosting CP, which we offer with each and every shared web hosting, will enable you to set up CNAME records for every single domain or subdomain hosted inside the account with several clicks. If you aren't sure how to go about it, you should check the video tutorial available within the Control Panel, read the comprehensive Help article on the subject, or just simply contact us and we can help you 24/7, even though it is unlikely that you'll experience any issues as all it takes to set up a new CNAME record is to select a domain/subdomain, input the hostname you're redirecting to, and save the modification. The new record will be fully active within the hour. Using CNAME records permits you to have better control over your domains and site content and our system is simple and user-friendly enough to allow people who have no previous experience to create this kind of records with ease.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you have a semi-dedicated server with our company and you want to create a CNAME record, it will take no more than a few clicks to complete this task. The plans are handled via our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP where you will discover a section devoted to the DNS records of the domain names and subdomains hosted inside the account. To create a CNAME record, you'll simply have to select the record type and the hostname (domain or subdomain), key in where the latter will be redirected to and save the change. The new record will be active almost right away in our system and will propagate worldwide within several hours. Editing or deleting an existing CNAME record within the account is just as simple and takes a click. If you experience any difficulties, you can go through our detailed help article, see the short video on the subject that we have added in the Control Panel, or just contact us for help.