If you want to direct a domain that you have to another 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 address being pointed loses all of its records (A, MX, and so on) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain name it is redirected 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 forwarded to the site you have set up, but it will also appear in the Internet 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 address, or to use the webmail service of your hosting company by using webmail.your-doman.com, for instance. The latter will work only by creating a CNAME record for a subdomain since this kind of a record set up for the main domain renders it impossible to use email addresses.
CNAME Records in Cloud Website Hosting
The Hepsia hosting CP, which our company offers with each and every Linux cloud website hosting service, will enable you to set up CNAME records for every domain or subdomain hosted within the account with only a few clicks. If you are not confident how to go about it, you can check the video tutorial that's available in the Control Panel, read the in depth Help article on the subject, or you can simply contact us and we can help you 24/7, even though it is unlikely you'll experience any difficulties as all it takes to create a new CNAME record is to select a domain/subdomain, type the hostname that you're redirecting to, and save the modification. The new record will be fully active within the hour. Using CNAME records enables you to have better control over your domain addresses and website content and our system is simple and intuitive enough to allow people with no previous experience to set up this sort of records effortlessly.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
You are going to be able to set up, edit and delete CNAME records easily with any of our semi-dedicated server plans. The accounts are controlled from the custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel, and in one of its sections you will see all records for every domain address or subdomain you have added in your account. To create a new record, you have to pick the hostname that will be forwarded (domain/subdomain), type in where it is going to be forwarded to, choose the record type, that'll be CNAME in this case, and you will be all set. Even if 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 a detailed help article on how to create a CNAME record, both of which can be found in the exact same section of Hepsia. With this feature, you could easily use a domain hosted on our groundbreaking cloud hosting platform for an Internet site created someplace else, create a custom webmail login address with any of your domains, and much more.