If you'd like to direct a domain that you have to some other domain or subdomain, one of the ways to do this would be to use a CNAME record. By setting up such a record, the domain address being pointed loses all of its records (A, MX, and so on) and instead, it takes the A record of the Internet domain it's forwarded to. By doing this, if you use 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 directed to the site that you've created, but it'll also be displayed in the web browser address bar at all times. Some other possible uses of a CNAME record are to point all the traffic from different subdomains to their main domain, 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 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 Cloud Hosting
In case you have a cloud hosting plan through our company and you would like to create a CNAME record, it will take you just a few clicks to make it happen. You can access the DNS records for all domain names and subdomains hosted inside your account from the Hepsia Control Panel included with each plan and adding a new record is as easy as clicking on a button, picking out the type, that will be CNAME in this case, typing the actual record value and saving the modification. 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'll assist you with this task. If you have created a website through 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, for example Google Apps, all it takes is creating a CNAME record with a few clicks in your CP.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with every single one of our semi-dedicated server accounts, will enable you to create a CNAME record effortlessly. If you want to create a private URL for your e-mails, to redirect a domain address to a subdomain within the account or to forward a domain to another company and use some third-party service that they provide, it will not require more than three mouse clicks to set up this type of record. All DNS records for the domain addresses and subdomains hosted in the semi-dedicated account will be listed in a separate section in the CP, so when you are there, all that you will have to do will be to choose the type of the record that you want to create and the hostname for which you are creating it, and then enter the actual record text. For your benefit, you can see a short video inside the CP regarding how to set up a CNAME record or you can refer to the instructions in the help article, that is available in the DNS records section.