If you want to forward a domain address that you have to another domain address or subdomain, the best way to do that would be to use a CNAME record. By creating such a record, the domain address being pointed loses all of its records (A, MX, and so forth) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain name it's redirected to. This way, 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 site you have created, but it'll also appear in the web browser address bar at all times. Other possible uses of a CNAME record are to direct all the visitors from different subdomains to their main domain, or to use the webmail service of your hosting company by using webmail.your-doman.com, for instance. The latter will work only by creating a CNAME record for a subdomain since this kind of a record created for the main domain makes it impossible to use e-mail addresses.
CNAME Records in Shared Web Hosting
In case you have a shared web hosting plan through our company and you want to create a CNAME record, it'll take you a few clicks to make it happen. You can access the DNS records for all domain addresses and subdomains hosted in your account through the Hepsia CP offered with every single plan and adding a new record is as easy as clicking on a button, selecting the type, which will be CNAME in this case, entering 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 that you can watch, or you can simply contact us and we'll assist you with this task. If you have built a website through another provider, you want to use a private URL for your webmail or you wish to designate a subdomain to be used with the services of a different company, such as Google Apps, all it takes is creating a CNAME record with a few clicks inside your Control Panel.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
You'll be able to set up, change and delete CNAME records very easy with any of our semi-dedicated server plans. The accounts are handled through the custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel, and in one of its sections you will see all records for every domain address or subdomain that you've added in your account. To create a new record, you simply need to select the hostname which will be forwarded (domain/subdomain), type in where it is going to be forwarded to, choose the record type, that will be CNAME in this case, and you will be ready. Even if you have never used a web hosting service before, our Control Panel is incredibly easy to use, so you will not have any difficulties. We also have a short video and an in-depth help article regarding how to create a CNAME record, both of which are located in the same section of Hepsia. With this function, you could easily use a domain address hosted on our innovative cloud hosting platform for a website created somewhere else, create a custom webmail login address with any of your domain addresses, and much more.