If you want to direct a domain name that you have to some other domain name or subdomain, one way to do that 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 on) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain address it's pointed to. 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 Internet site which you have set up, but it will also appear in the browser address bar at all times. Some other possible uses of a CNAME record are to redirect all the targeted traffic from different subdomains to their main domain name, or to use the webmail service of your hosting provider by using webmail.your-doman.com, for example. The latter will work only by creating a CNAME record for a subdomain due to the fact that such a record created for the main domain name makes it impossible to use e-mail addresses.
CNAME Records in Shared Hosting
The Hepsia hosting CP, which we offer with each and every Linux shared hosting
, will allow you to set up CNAME records for every single domain or subdomain hosted in the account with several clicks. If you are not sure how to go about it, you can check the video tutorial that is available in the Control Panel, read the detailed Help article on the subject, or just simply contact us and we will help you 24/7, although it is not likely you'll experience any issues as all it takes to set up a new CNAME record is to pick a domain/subdomain, type in the hostname you're forwarding to, and save the change. The new record will be fully active within the hour. Using CNAME records enables you to have better control of your domain addresses and site content and our system is simple and user-friendly enough to allow people with no previous experience to create this kind of records easily.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you have a semi-dedicated server
through our company and you wish to create a CNAME record, it will take just a few mouse clicks to complete this task. The plans are handled via our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP where you will discover a section dedicated to the DNS records of the domain addresses and subdomains hosted within the account. To create a CNAME record, you will simply have to select the record type and the hostname (domain or subdomain), key in where the latter is going to be forwarded to and save the change. The new record will be active almost right away in our system and will propagate worldwide within a couple of hours. Modifying or deleting an existing CNAME record in the account is just as easy and takes a click. If you experience any problems, you can go through our detailed help article, check out the short video on the topic that we have added in the Control Panel, or you can just contact us for assistance.