If you want to direct a domain name that you have to another 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 being pointed loses all its records (A, MX, and so forth) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain address it is 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 that you have created, but it will also appear in the web browser address bar at all times. Alternative possible uses of a CNAME record are to forward all the visitors from various 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 creating a CNAME record for a subdomain because such a record created for the main domain renders it impossible to use email addresses.
CNAME Records in Cloud Hosting
You can effortlessly create CNAME records in case you have a Linux cloud package through our company. We're going to provide you with an easy-to-use CP that enables you to observe all DNS records for the domain addresses and subdomains that are hosted inside the account. Creating a CNAME record involves several simple steps - choose the domain/subdomain, choose CNAME as the type, type in the hostname you are forwarding to, and then simply click on the Save button. The process is as elementary as that and the new record will be active almost instantly. In this way, you are going to have more control over your domain names and subdomains and over the content they open, you can set up a private URL for company emails, and a lot more. If you feel uncertain about how to create a new record or you have never done such a task, you will find there's a short video tutorial where you could see the whole process first-hand. If you want to edit or delete an existing CNAME record created for a domain/subdomain hosted on our end, it'll require literally simply a mouse click to do it.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Managing DNS records usually seems to be a difficult task to the people with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with every single semi-dedicated hosting that we offer, is extremely simple to use. If you wish to set up a CNAME record for any purpose, all you will have to do will be to select the domain address or subdomain that you need, select the type of record, that will be CNAME in this case, then enter the value i.e. the domain name or subdomain you are forwarding to. The procedure is quite simple and you can create the record in the DNS Records section of the Control Panel. Within the hour the new record will be completely active and within several hours it is going to propagate worldwide. If you aren't sure what you should do, we've prepared a comprehensive help article and a short video tutorial on how to go about creating a CNAME record and they are both located within that same section of Hepsia. Needless to say, you can also get in touch with us for help at any moment.