If you would like to point a domain address that you have to some other domain or subdomain, a good way to do that would be to use a CNAME record. By creating such a record, the domain address being redirected loses all its records (A, MX, and so forth) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain it's pointed to. In this way, if you use 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 website you have set up, but it will also appear in the browser address bar at all times. Other possible uses of a CNAME record are to redirect all the traffic from different subdomains to their main Internet domain, or to use the webmail service of your webhosting company by using webmail.your-doman.com, for instance. The latter will work only by setting up a CNAME record for a subdomain due to the fact that such a record set up for the main domain address renders it impossible to use email addresses.
CNAME Records in Shared Web Hosting
If you have a shared web hosting plan from our company and you want to create a CNAME record, it will take you just a few mouse clicks to get it done. You can access the DNS records for all domain addresses and subdomains hosted in your account from the Hepsia CP that comes with every single plan and adding a new record is as easy as clicking on a button, selecting the type, that will be CNAME in this case, inputting the actual record value and saving the modification. If you've never added this kind of record before, you will discover a Help section with a detailed video tutorial you can watch, or you can just contact us and we will aid you with this task. If you have created a site through another company, 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 company, such as Google Apps, all it takes is setting up a CNAME record with a few clicks in your CP.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with every one of our semi-dedicated server accounts, allows you to create a CNAME record easily. When you want to create a private URL for your e-mails, to redirect a domain address to a subdomain in the account or to forward a domain to another provider and use some third-party service which they provide, it won't take you more than three clicks to create this kind of record. All DNS records for the domain addresses and subdomains hosted in the semi-dedicated account are going to be listed in a separate section in the Control Panel, so once you're there, all you will have to do will be to select the type of the record that you want to set up 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 concerning how to set up a CNAME record or you can follow the instructions in the help article, which is available in the DNS records section.