If you'd like to direct a domain name that you have to another domain name or subdomain, one way 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 directed 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 and not only will it be redirected to the site that you've created, but it will also appear in the Internet browser address bar at all times. Alternative possible uses of a CNAME record are to direct all of the visitors from different subdomains to their main domain name, or to use the webmail service of your hosting company by using webmail.your-doman.com, for instance. The latter will work only by setting up a CNAME record for a subdomain because this type of a record created for the main domain makes it impossible to use e-mail addresses.
CNAME Records in Shared Hosting
Creating a CNAME record with our Linux shared hosting is quite easy. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel includes a section devoted to the DNS records of your domain names, so you can create a new CNAME record for any domain or subdomain hosted in your account in a couple of simple steps. You will find a video tutorial in the same section in which you can see the process first-hand. This feature provides you with various opportunities - if you create a company site on our end, as an illustration, the staff can use their e-mails with the company domain, not with the address of our mail server. If you wish to create an Internet site by using a different provider which offers online web design services, you can easily redirect a domain address hosted here and use it for the website. Last, but not least, if you have a web-based store and you have a billing system for http://your-domain.com and/or an SSL certificate, you can create a CNAME record for the www subdomain and point it to the main domain, so all your visitors are going to be forwarded to a secure URL.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Managing DNS records usually seems to be a difficult task to people with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with every single semi-dedicated hosting service that we provide, is very simple to use. If you want to set up a CNAME record for any purpose, all that you have to do will be to choose the domain or subdomain you need, pick the type of record, that 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 quite easy and you can set up the record in the DNS Records section of the CP. Within the hour the new record will be 100 % active and within a couple of hours it is going to propagate around the globe. If you aren't sure what you have 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're both located in that very same section of Hepsia. Needless to say, you can also get in touch with us for help anytime.