If you wish to direct a domain that you have to another domain address or subdomain, a good way to do that would be to use a CNAME record. By setting up such a record, the domain being pointed loses all of its records (A, MX, etc) and instead, it takes the A record of the Internet domain it's redirected to. By doing this, if you are using 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 pointed to the website that you've created, but it will also be displayed in the Internet browser address bar at all times. Some other possible uses of a CNAME record are to redirect all of the visitors from various subdomains to their main domain, 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 because such a record created for the main domain address makes it impossible to use e-mail addresses.
CNAME Records in Shared Web Hosting
The Hepsia hosting CP, which our company offers with each and every shared web hosting plan, allows you to create CNAME records for any domain or subdomain hosted in the account with only a few clicks. If you aren't confident how to go about it, you should check the video tutorial available inside the CP, read the in depth Help article on the subject, or you can simply contact us and we will help you 24/7, although it is unlikely you'll experience any difficulties as all it takes to set up a new CNAME record is to pick a domain/subdomain, enter the hostname that you're forwarding 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 names and site content and our system is simple and user-friendly enough to allow people who have no previous experience to create this sort of records easily.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
You're going to be able to set up, change and delete CNAME records really easy with all 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 name or subdomain you have added in your account. To create a new record, you simply have to select the hostname which will be forwarded (domain/subdomain), enter where it is going to be forwarded to, select the record type, that'll be CNAME in this case, and you're going to be all set. Even when you haven't used a web hosting service before, our CP is extremely easy to use, so you will 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 located in the exact same section of Hepsia. With this feature, you can easily use a domain address hosted on our cutting edge cloud hosting platform for a website created someplace else, set up a custom webmail login address with any of your domains, and a lot more.