If you wish to point a domain address that you have to another 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 its records (A, MX, etc) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain name it is directed to. That way, 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 directed to the site which you have set up, but it'll also appear in the web browser address bar at all times. Alternative possible uses of a CNAME record are to forward all of the traffic from various 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 creating a CNAME record for a subdomain simply because such a record created for the main domain renders it impossible to use email addresses.
CNAME Records in Cloud Hosting
In case you have a cloud hosting plan from our company and you want to create a CNAME record, it will take you just a few clicks to make it happen. You can access the DNS records for all domain names and subdomains hosted inside your account via 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, that will be CNAME in this case, typing the actual record value and saving the modification. If you've never added this kind of record before, you will discover a Help section with a detailed video tutorial you can watch, or you can just contact us and we will help you with this task. If you have built a site via another provider, you want to use a private URL for your webmail or you would like to designate a subdomain to be used 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 in your Control Panel.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
You'll be able to create, change and delete CNAME records very easy with any one of our semi-dedicated server plans. The accounts are managed using the custom Hepsia hosting CP, and in one of its sections you'll see all records for every domain name or subdomain you have added in your account. To set up a new record, you only have to choose the hostname which will be forwarded (domain/subdomain), type where it will be forwarded to, select the record type, which will be CNAME in this case, and you will be ready. In case you have never used a web hosting service before, our CP is extremely intuitive to use, so you'll not have any issues. We also have a short video and an in-depth help article concerning how to create a CNAME record, both of which can be found in the same section of Hepsia. With this function, you could easily use a domain hosted on our cutting edge cloud hosting platform for an Internet site created somewhere else, set up a custom webmail login address with any of your domain addresses, and much more.