If you would like to direct a domain name that you have to some other domain name or subdomain, one of the ways to do this 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 on) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain it is directed to. By doing this, 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 directed to the website that you've created, but it will also appear in the browser address bar at all times. Other possible uses of a CNAME record are to point all the visitors from different subdomains to their main domain, 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 because this kind of a record created for the main domain makes it impossible to use email addresses.
CNAME Records in Hosting
If you have a hosting plan through our company and you want to set up a CNAME record, it'll take you a few mouse clicks to make it happen. You can access the DNS records for all domain names and subdomains hosted in your account from the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with each and every plan and adding a new record is as simple as clicking on a button, selecting the type, which is CNAME in this case, entering the actual record value and saving the change. If you have never added this kind of record before, we have a Help section with a detailed video tutorial that you can watch, or you can just contact us and we'll assist you with this task. If you have built an Internet site via another provider, you want to use a private URL for your webmail or you would like to designate a subdomain for use with the services of a different provider, for instance Google Apps, all it takes is setting up a CNAME record with a few mouse clicks within your Control Panel.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
You will be able to set up, modify and delete CNAME records really easy with all of our semi-dedicated server plans. The accounts are managed using the custom Hepsia hosting CP, and in one of its sections you will see all records for every domain or subdomain that you have added in your account. To create a new record, you simply need to select the hostname which will be forwarded (domain/subdomain), type in where it is going to be forwarded to, select the record type, that'll be CNAME in this case, and you will be ready. Even if you haven't used a web hosting service before, our CP is extremely easy to use, so you'll not have any issues. We also have a short video and a detailed help article regarding how to set up a CNAME record, both of which are available in the same section of Hepsia. With this feature, you could easily use a domain hosted on our cutting edge cloud hosting platform for a site created elsewhere, create a custom webmail login address with any of your domain names, and more.