If you would like to point a domain that you have to some other domain name or subdomain, a good way to do this would be to use a CNAME record. By creating such a record, the domain being redirected loses all its records (A, MX, and so forth) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain name it's pointed to. By doing this, 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 forwarded to the website you have set up, but it will also appear in the Internet browser address bar at all times. Other possible uses of a CNAME record are to point all the traffic from various subdomains to their main domain, or to use the webmail service of your webhosting 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 kind of a record created for the main domain address renders it impossible to use email addresses.
CNAME Records in Shared Web Hosting
Setting up a CNAME record through our shared web hosting services is quite simple. Our in-house built Hepsia CP has a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domain names, so you can create a new CNAME record for any domain or subdomain hosted within your account in only a few simple steps. You can find a video tutorial in the same section where you can see the process first-hand. This feature gives you various opportunities - if you create a company site on our end, for instance, the employees can use their e-mails with the company domain, not with the address of our mail server. If you want to set up an Internet site by using a different provider which offers online web design services, you can easily redirect a domain hosted here and use it for the site. Last, but not least, if you have an online store and you have a billing system for http://your-domain.com and/or an SSL certificate, you could set up a CNAME record for the www subdomain and forward it to the main domain address, so all your clients are going to be forwarded to a secure URL.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You will be able to set up, change and delete CNAME records very easy with all of our semi-dedicated server plans. The accounts are controlled via the custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel, and in one of its sections you'll see all records for any domain or subdomain you have added in your account. To create a new record, you just need to select the hostname which will be forwarded (domain/subdomain), type 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 all set. Even when you haven't used a web hosting service before, our CP is extremely intuitive to use, so you'll not have any difficulties. We also have a short video and a detailed help article concerning how to create a CNAME record, both of which are located in the exact same section of Hepsia. With this function, you can easily use a domain name hosted on our groundbreaking cloud hosting platform for a website created elsewhere, create a custom webmail login address with any of your domain names, and more.