If you'd like to forward a domain name that you have to another domain or subdomain, one 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 on) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain address it's forwarded to. This way, 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 have created, but it'll also appear in the Internet browser address bar at all times. Alternative possible uses of a CNAME record are to forward all of the targeted traffic from different subdomains to their main domain name, 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 kind of a record set up for the main domain makes it impossible to use e-mail addresses.
CNAME Records in Website Hosting
Setting up a CNAME record through our website hosting services is really easy. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel includes a section devoted to the DNS records of your domain addresses, so you can set up a new CNAME record for any domain or subdomain hosted within your account in only a few easy steps. You'll find a video tutorial inside the same section where you can see the process first-hand. This feature gives you many possibilities - if you set up a company website on our end, as an illustration, the workers can use their emails 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 company that offers online web design services, you can easily forward a domain name hosted here and use it for the site. Last, but not least, in case you have an online store and you have a billing system for http://your-domain.com and/or an SSL certificate, you may set up a CNAME record for the www subdomain and direct it to the main domain name, so all your customers are going to be forwarded to a secure URL.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Managing DNS records usually seems a hard task to people with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with every semi-dedicated hosting that we offer, is extremely simple to use. If you need to create a CNAME record for any purpose, all that you need to do will be to select the domain address or subdomain you need, select the type of record, that will be CNAME in this case, then type the value i.e. the domain address or subdomain you are forwarding to. The procedure is quite easy and you can set up the record in the DNS Records section of the Control Panel. Within the hour the new record will be 100 % active and within several hours it'll propagate around the world. If you aren't sure what you need to do, we've prepared a detailed help article and a short video tutorial concerning how to go about creating a CNAME record and they are both situated in that same section of Hepsia. Of course, you can also get in touch with us for help anytime.