If you'd like to forward a domain that you have to another domain or subdomain, one of the ways to do this would be to use a CNAME record. By creating such a record, the domain name being pointed loses all its records (A, MX, and so forth) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain name it's pointed to. This way, if you use a web design service by some company that gives you a subdomain, you can use an actual domain and not only will it be redirected to the site that you've set up, but it will also appear in the web browser address bar at all times. Some other possible uses of a CNAME record are to forward all 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 due to the fact that this type of a record created for the main domain address renders it impossible to use e-mail addresses.
CNAME Records in Web Hosting
The Hepsia hosting CP, which we provide with each and every web hosting service, will enable you to set up CNAME records for every domain or subdomain hosted inside the account with just a few mouse clicks. If you are not certain how to go about it, you should check the video tutorial that's available inside the CP, read the detailed Help article on the subject, or you can simply contact us and we can assist you 24/7, though it is unlikely that you will experience any problems as all it takes to create a new CNAME record is to choose a domain/subdomain, type the hostname that you're forwarding to, and save the modification. The new record will be fully active within the hour. Using CNAME records permits you to have better control of your domain addresses and website content and our system is simple and user-friendly enough to allow people who have no previous experience to set up this sort of records with ease.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Managing DNS records usually appears to be a hard task to the people with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each Linux semi-dedicated server which we offer, is very easy to use. If you'd like to set up a CNAME record for any purpose, all that you will have to do will be to choose the domain address or subdomain that 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 process is very easy and you can set up the record in the DNS Records section of the Control Panel. Within the hour the new record is going to be fully active and within several hours it'll propagate around the globe. If you're not sure what you need to do, we've prepared a detailed help article and a short video tutorial regarding how to go about creating a CNAME record and they are both situated in that same section of Hepsia. Needless to say, you can also get in touch with us for assistance anytime.