If you'd like to point a domain name that you have to another domain name or subdomain, one of the ways to do this would be to use a CNAME record. By setting up such a record, the domain address being pointed loses all its records (A, MX, and so on) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain address it is redirected to. In this way, if you are using a web design service by some company that gives you a subdomain, you can use an actual domain and not only will it be redirected to the website that you've set up, but it will also be displayed in the web browser address bar at all times. Alternative possible uses of a CNAME record are to direct all the targeted traffic from different subdomains to their main domain address, or to use the webmail service of your hosting provider by using webmail.your-doman.com, for instance. The latter will work only by creating a CNAME record for a subdomain simply because this type of a record created for the main domain name makes it impossible to use email addresses.
CNAME Records in Cloud Web Hosting
In case you have a cloud web hosting plan from our company and you want to set up a CNAME record, it will take you only a few clicks to do it. You can access the DNS records for all domains and subdomains hosted inside your account via the Hepsia CP included with each plan and adding a new record is as simple as clicking on a button, choosing the type, which will be CNAME in this case, typing the actual record value and saving the change. In case you have never added such a record before, we have a Help section with a detailed video tutorial which you can watch, or you can simply contact us and we'll aid you with this task. If you have created an Internet site using another provider, 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 provider, like Google Apps, all it takes is setting up a CNAME record with a couple of clicks inside your Control Panel.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You'll be able to create, modify and delete CNAME records easily with any of our semi-dedicated server plans. The accounts are managed through the custom Hepsia hosting CP, and in one of its sections you will see all records for any domain or subdomain you have added in your account. To create a new record, you just have to select the hostname that'll be forwarded (domain/subdomain), type where it is going to be forwarded to, pick the record type, that'll be CNAME in this case, and you are going to be ready. Even if you have never used a web hosting service before, our CP is very easy to use, so you'll not have any troubles. We also have a short video and a detailed help article concerning how to set up a CNAME record, both of which are located in the exact same section of Hepsia. With this feature, you could easily use a domain hosted on our groundbreaking cloud hosting platform for a site created someplace else, create a custom webmail login address with any of your domain addresses, and more.