If you'd like to forward a domain that you have to a different domain or subdomain, one of the ways to do that would be to use a CNAME record. By creating such a record, the domain address being forwarded loses all of its records (A, MX, and so forth) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain name it's pointed 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 name and not only will it be forwarded to the website 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 direct all the targeted traffic from different subdomains to their main Internet domain, or to use the webmail service of your hosting company by using webmail.your-doman.com, for example. The latter will work only by setting up a CNAME record for a subdomain since such a record set up for the main domain makes it impossible to use email addresses.
CNAME Records in Cloud Hosting
If you have a cloud hosting plan from our company and you would like to set up a CNAME record, it'll take you only a few clicks to do it. You can access the DNS records for all domain names and subdomains hosted inside your account via the Hepsia CP offered with every single plan and adding a new record is as easy as clicking on a button, picking out the type, which will be CNAME in this case, inputting the actual record value and saving the modification. If you've never added such a record before, you will discover a Help section with a detailed video tutorial you can watch, or you can just contact us and we'll help you with this task. If you have set up a website using another company, you want to use a private URL for your webmail or you wish to designate a subdomain to be used with the services of a different company, for example Google Apps, all it takes is creating a CNAME record with a couple of mouse clicks in your Control Panel.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Managing DNS records usually seems a hard task to those with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each and every Linux semi-dedicated hosting package that we provide, is very simple to use. If you would like to set up a CNAME record for any purpose, all that you need to do will be to pick the domain address or subdomain you need, select the type of record, which will be CNAME in this case, then type in the value i.e. the domain name or subdomain you are forwarding to. The procedure is very simple and you can create the record in the DNS Records section of the CP. Within the hour the new record will be completely active and within a couple of hours it's going to propagate all over the world. If you're not sure what you should do, we have prepared a detailed help article and a short video tutorial regarding how to go about creating a CNAME record and they're both situated in that same section of Hepsia. Needless to say, you can also get in touch with us for help at any time.