If you would like to point a domain name that you have to some other domain address or subdomain, one of the ways to do that would be to use a CNAME record. By setting up such a record, the domain name being forwarded loses all of its records (A, MX, and so forth) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain it is directed to. By doing this, if you are using a web design service by some provider that gives you a subdomain, you can use an actual domain and not only will it be directed to the site that you've set up, but it will also be displayed in the browser address bar at all times. Other possible uses of a CNAME record are to redirect all of the visitors from different subdomains to their main domain, or to use the webmail service of your hosting provider by using webmail.your-doman.com, for example. The latter will work only by setting up a CNAME record for a subdomain due to the fact that this kind of a record created for the main domain address renders it impossible to use e-mail addresses.
CNAME Records in Shared Website Hosting
If you have a shared website hosting plan through our company and you want to create a CNAME record, it will take you just a few mouse clicks to make it happen. You can access the DNS records for all domain names and subdomains hosted within your account through the Hepsia CP included with each and every plan and adding a new record is as basic as clicking on a button, picking out the type, which will be CNAME in this case, typing the actual record value and saving the change. If you've never added this type 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 will assist you with this task. If you have built a site via another provider, you want to use a private URL for your webmail or you would like to designate a subdomain for use with the services of a different provider, like Google Apps, all it takes is setting up a CNAME record with a couple of clicks in your Control Panel.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you have a semi-dedicated server with our company and you wish to create a CNAME record, it requires only a couple of clicks to complete this task. The plans are managed using our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP where you will see a section devoted to the DNS records of the domain addresses and subdomains hosted inside the account. To set up a CNAME record, you'll only have to select the record type and the hostname (domain or subdomain), key in where the latter is going to be directed to and save the modification. The new record is going to be active almost immediately in our system and will propagate worldwide within several hours. Changing or deleting an existing CNAME record in the account is just as simple and easy and takes a click. If you experience any difficulties, you can go through our comprehensive help article, see the short video on the topic that we have added in the CP, or just contact us for assistance.