If you'd like to forward a domain name that you have to a different domain address or subdomain, one of the ways to do this would be to use a CNAME record. By setting up such a record, the domain name being forwarded loses all of its records (A, MX, and so forth) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain name it is forwarded to. In this way, 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 site that you have created, but it'll also be displayed in the browser address bar at all times. Other possible uses of a CNAME record are to direct all of the targeted traffic from various 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 simply because such a record set up for the main domain address renders it impossible to use email addresses.
CNAME Records in Web Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which our company offers with each and every Linux web hosting, allows you to create CNAME records for every single domain or subdomain hosted inside the account with only a few mouse clicks. If you are not sure how to go about it, you should check the video tutorial that is available inside the Control Panel, read the detailed Help article on the subject, or you can simply contact us and we can assist you 24/7, even though it is not likely you'll experience any issues as all it takes to set up a new CNAME record is to choose a domain/subdomain, enter the hostname you are forwarding to, and save the modification. The new record is going to be fully active within the hour. Using CNAME records enables you to have better control over your domain names and website content and our system is simple and user-friendly enough to allow individuals with no previous experience to create such records with ease.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You are going to be able to set up, change and delete CNAME records really easy with any of our semi-dedicated server plans. The accounts are managed via the custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel, and in one of its sections you'll see all records for every domain address or subdomain which you have added in your account. To create a new record, you just need to select the hostname which will be forwarded (domain/subdomain), type where it will be forwarded to, select the record type, that will be CNAME in this case, and you'll be ready. In case you haven't used a web hosting service before, our Control Panel is incredibly intuitive to use, so you will not have any problems. We also have a short video and a detailed help article on 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 address hosted on our cutting edge cloud hosting platform for an Internet site created elsewhere, set up a custom webmail login address with any of your domain addresses, and a lot more.