If you wish to direct a domain address that you have to another domain address or subdomain, one of the ways to do that would be to use a CNAME record. By creating such a record, the domain being redirected loses all its records (A, MX, and so on) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain name it is pointed to. That way, 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 which you have set up, but it'll also be displayed in the browser address bar at all times. Other possible uses of a CNAME record are to forward all of the traffic from various subdomains to their main domain address, 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 because this type of a record created for the main domain address renders it impossible to use email addresses.
CNAME Records in Cloud Hosting
In case you have a cloud hosting plan from our company and you wish to create a CNAME record, it will take you a few mouse clicks to do it. You can access the DNS records for all domains and subdomains hosted inside your account from the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with each and every plan and adding a new record is as simple as clicking on a button, picking out the type, which will be CNAME in this case, entering the actual record value and saving the change. If you have never added this sort of record before, we have a Help section with a detailed video tutorial you can watch, or you can just contact us and we will assist you with this task. If you have created a site via another company, you want to use a private URL for your webmail or you want 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 few mouse clicks in your Control Panel.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
You're going to be able to create, change and delete CNAME records easily with all of our semi-dedicated server plans. The accounts are managed from the custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel, and in one of its sections you'll see all records for any domain or subdomain which you have added in your account. To set up a new record, you have to choose the hostname which will be forwarded (domain/subdomain), type in where it is going to be forwarded to, select the record type, that'll be CNAME in this case, and you are going to be ready. Even when you haven't used a web hosting service before, our CP is quite easy to use, so you'll not have any difficulties. We also have a short video and an in-depth help article on how to set up a CNAME record, both of which are located in the exact same section of Hepsia. With this function, you could easily use a domain hosted on our groundbreaking cloud hosting platform for a website created elsewhere, create a custom webmail login address with any of your domains, and more.