If you'd like to direct a domain name that you have to some other domain or subdomain, a good way to do this would be to use a CNAME record. By setting up such a record, the domain name being pointed loses all of its records (A, MX, and so forth) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain name it is pointed to. By doing this, if you are using a web design service by some company that gives you a subdomain, you can use an actual domain and not only will it be forwarded to the website you have created, but it'll also be displayed in the Internet browser address bar at all times. Other possible uses of a CNAME record are to redirect all of the targeted traffic from different subdomains to their main domain address, 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 since this type of a record set up for the main domain makes it impossible to use email addresses.
CNAME Records in Shared Web Hosting
In case you have a shared web hosting plan from our company and you wish to set up a CNAME record, it will take you just a few mouse clicks to do it. You can access the DNS records for all domains and subdomains hosted in your account via the Hepsia Control Panel offered with every single plan and adding a new record is as simple as clicking on a button, selecting the type, which will be CNAME in this case, typing the actual record value and saving the change. If you have never added this kind of record before, you will find a Help section with a detailed video tutorial you can watch, or you can just contact us and we'll help you with this task. If you have built a site through another provider, you want to use a private URL for your webmail or you would like to designate a subdomain to be used with the services of a different provider, like Google Apps, all it takes is setting up a CNAME record with a few clicks inside your CP.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you have a semi-dedicated server with our company and you would like to set up a CNAME record, it will require just a few mouse clicks to complete this task. The plans are managed using our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP in which you will find a section devoted to the DNS records of the domain addresses and subdomains hosted in the account. To set up a CNAME record, you will simply have to choose the record type and the hostname (domain or subdomain), type in where the latter will be redirected to and save the change. The new record is going to be active almost immediately in our system and will propagate worldwide within a few hours. Modifying or deleting an existing CNAME record inside the account is equally simple and takes a click. In the event you experience any troubles, you can go through our in-depth help article, watch the short video on the topic that we have added in the CP, or you can simply contact us for assistance.