If you would like to forward a domain name that you have to a different domain address or subdomain, one way to do this would be to use a CNAME record. By creating such a record, the domain name being forwarded loses all of its records (A, MX, and so on) 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 name and not only will it be pointed to the Internet site you have set up, but it will also be displayed in the web browser address bar at all times. Some other possible uses of a CNAME record are to redirect all the visitors 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 example. The latter will work only by setting up a CNAME record for a subdomain since this kind of a record created for the main domain address makes it impossible to use email addresses.
CNAME Records in Shared Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which our company offers with each and every shared hosting, allows you to set up CNAME records for every domain name or subdomain hosted in the account with just a few clicks. If you're not certain how to go about it, you should check the video tutorial that's available within the CP, read the comprehensive Help article on the subject, or simply contact us and we can assist you 24/7, though it is unlikely that you'll experience any problems as all it takes to set up a new CNAME record is to choose a domain/subdomain, type in the hostname you're forwarding to, and save the change. The new record will be fully active within the hour. Using CNAME records enables you to have better control over your domains and website content and our system is simple and user-friendly enough to allow people who have no previous experience to create such records effortlessly.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Managing DNS records usually seems a challenging task to people with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with each and every Linux semi-dedicated plan we offer, is quite simple to use. If you need to create a CNAME record for any purpose, all you will have to do will be to select the domain name or subdomain you need, choose 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 process is quite easy and you can create the record in the DNS Records section of the CP. Within the hour the new record is going to be fully active and within several hours it will propagate all over the world. If you're not sure what you should do, we have prepared a comprehensive help article and a short video tutorial regarding how to go about creating a CNAME record and they are both located within that very same section of Hepsia. Naturally, you can also get in touch with us for help at any moment.