If you would like to point a domain that you have to some other domain name or subdomain, a good way to do this would be to use a CNAME record. By creating such a record, the domain name being redirected loses all its records (A, MX, and so on) and instead, it takes the A record of the Internet domain it is redirected to. By doing this, if you use a web design service by some provider that gives you a subdomain, you can use an actual domain name and not only will it be directed to the website you have set up, but it'll also be displayed in the Internet browser address bar at all times. Alternative possible uses of a CNAME record are to point all of the targeted traffic from different subdomains to their main domain address, 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 simply because this kind of a record set up for the main domain address makes it impossible to use email addresses.
CNAME Records in Shared Hosting
Creating a CNAME record using our shared packages is extremely easy. Our in-house built Hepsia CP features a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domain names, so you can set up a new CNAME record for any domain or subdomain hosted within your account in a couple of easy steps. You can find a video tutorial within the same section where you can see the process first-hand. This feature gives you a number of options - if you build a company website on our end, as an illustration, the staff can use their e-mails with the company domain, not with the address of our mail server. If you decide to set up an Internet site by using a different company which offers online web design services, you can easily redirect a domain hosted here and use it for the website. Last, but not least, if you have a web-based store and you have a billing system for http://your-domain.com and/or an SSL certificate, you'll be able to set up a CNAME record for the www subdomain and redirect it to the main domain, so all your visitors will be forwarded to a secure URL.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You are going to be able to set up, change and delete CNAME records really easy with all of our semi-dedicated server plans. The accounts are handled from the custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel, and in one of its sections you will see all records for every domain name or subdomain that you have added in your account. To create a new record, you only have to choose the hostname that'll be forwarded (domain/subdomain), type where it is going to be forwarded to, select the record type, which will be CNAME in this case, and you're going to be ready. In case you haven't used a web hosting service before, our Control Panel is incredibly intuitive to use, so you'll not have any problems. We also have a short video and a detailed help article regarding how to set up a CNAME record, both of which can be found in the exact same section of Hepsia. With this function, you can easily use a domain name hosted on our innovative cloud hosting platform for an Internet site created somewhere else, set up a custom webmail login address with any of your domain addresses, and a lot more.