If you'd like to point a domain address that you have to some other domain address or subdomain, one way to do that would be to use a CNAME record. By setting up such a record, the domain address being forwarded loses all of its records (A, MX, and so forth) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain it is pointed 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 Internet 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 direct all of the visitors from various subdomains to their main domain, or to use the webmail service of your webhosting company by using webmail.your-doman.com, for example. The latter will work only by creating a CNAME record for a subdomain since this type of a record set up for the main domain renders it impossible to use email addresses.
CNAME Records in Cloud Website Hosting
The Hepsia hosting CP, which our company offers with each and every cloud website hosting, allows you to create CNAME records for any domain or subdomain hosted within the account with just a few mouse clicks. If you are not sure how to go about it, you can check the video tutorial available within the CP, read the comprehensive Help article on the subject, or simply contact us and we can assist you 24/7, even though it is not likely that you will experience any problems as all it takes to set up a new CNAME record is to choose a domain/subdomain, type the hostname you're forwarding to, and save the change. The new record is going to be fully active within the hour. Using CNAME records permits you to have better control over your domains and website content and our system is simple and user-friendly enough to allow people with no previous experience to create this sort of records easily.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
You will be able to create, change and delete CNAME records very easy with any of our semi-dedicated server plans. The accounts are managed from the custom Hepsia hosting CP, and in one of its sections you will see all records for every domain name or subdomain which you have added in your account. To set up a new record, you only have to choose the hostname which will be forwarded (domain/subdomain), input where it will be forwarded to, pick the record type, that will be CNAME in this case, and you will be all set. In case you haven't used a web hosting service before, our CP is very intuitive to use, so you'll not have any problems. We also have a short video and a detailed help article concerning how to set up a CNAME record, both of which are available in the exact same section of Hepsia. With this feature, you can easily use a domain address hosted on our innovative cloud hosting platform for a site created somewhere else, create a custom webmail login address with any of your domain addresses, and a lot more.