If you wish to direct a domain name that you have to some other domain or subdomain, one of the ways to do that would be to use a CNAME record. By creating such a record, the domain name being pointed loses all its records (A, MX, and so forth) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain address it's redirected to. This way, 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 directed to the site you have created, but it'll also be displayed in the browser address bar at all times. Alternative possible uses of a CNAME record are to point all of the targeted traffic from various subdomains to their main Internet 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 such a record created for the main domain renders it impossible to use email addresses.
CNAME Records in Shared Web Hosting
You can effortlessly set up CNAME records in case you have a shared web hosting service with our company. We'll provide you with an easy-to-use CP which allows you to view all DNS records for the domains and subdomains which are hosted in the account. Creating a CNAME record requires several easy steps - choose the domain/subdomain, select CNAME as the type, enter the hostname you are redirecting to, then simply click on the Save button. The process is as easy as that and the new record is going to be active almost right away. In this way, you will have more control over your domain names and subdomains and over the content they open, you'll be able to set up a private URL for company e-mails, plus much more. If you feel unclear about how to create a new record or you have never done such a task, you will find a short video tutorial where you can see the whole process first-hand. If you want to modify or delete an existing CNAME record created for a domain/subdomain hosted on our end, it'll take you literally just a click to do it.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You are going to be able to set up, change and delete CNAME records easily with any one of our semi-dedicated server plans. The accounts are controlled from the custom Hepsia hosting CP, and in one of its sections you'll see all records for every domain name or subdomain that you've added in your account. To create a new record, you just have to choose the hostname that'll be forwarded (domain/subdomain), enter where it will be forwarded to, pick the record type, that will be CNAME in this case, and you will be all set. Even when you have never used a web hosting service before, our CP is extremely intuitive to use, so you will not have any troubles. We also have a short video and a detailed help article on how to set up a CNAME record, both of which are located in the exact same section of Hepsia. With this function, you could easily use a domain name hosted on our innovative cloud hosting platform for a website created someplace else, set up a custom webmail login address with any of your domain addresses, and a lot more.