If you'd like to direct a domain address that you have to some other domain or subdomain, one of the ways to do this would be to use a CNAME record. By creating such a record, the domain being forwarded loses all its records (A, MX, and so on) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain it is forwarded to. By doing this, if you use a web design service by some company that gives you a subdomain, you can use an actual domain and not only will it be pointed to the Internet site which you have set up, 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 the traffic from various subdomains to their main Internet domain, or to use the webmail service of your hosting provider by using webmail.your-doman.com, for instance. The latter will work only by creating a CNAME record for a subdomain because this kind of a record created for the main domain name renders it impossible to use email addresses.
CNAME Records in Cloud Hosting
Setting up a CNAME record through our Linux cloud service is really easy. Our in-house built Hepsia CP features a section committed to the DNS records of your domains, so you can set up a new CNAME record for any domain or subdomain hosted in your account in just a few easy steps. There is also a video tutorial inside the same section where you can see the process first-hand. This feature will give you various options - if you set up a company site on our end, as an illustration, the employees can use their emails with the company domain name, not with the address of our mail server. If you decide to set up a site by using a different provider that offers online web design services, you can easily redirect a domain address hosted here and use it for the site. Last, but not least, in case you have a web-based store and you have a billing system for http://your-domain.com and/or an SSL certificate, you are able to create a CNAME record for the www subdomain and direct it to the main domain, so all your visitors are going to be forwarded to a secure URL.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you have a semi-dedicated server from our company and you want to set up a CNAME record, it takes only a few mouse clicks to complete this task. The plans are handled via our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel in which you will discover a section committed to the DNS records of the domain names and subdomains hosted inside the account. To create a CNAME record, you will only have to pick the record type and the hostname (domain or subdomain), input where the latter will be redirected to and save the modification. The new record is going to be active almost immediately in our system and will propagate worldwide within a couple of hours. Editing or deleting an existing CNAME record inside the account is equally simple and takes a click. In the event you experience any problems, you can go through our comprehensive help article, watch the short video on the subject that we have added in the Control Panel, or you can just contact us for assistance.