If you'd like to point a domain address that you have to another domain address or subdomain, the best way to do this would be to use a CNAME record. By setting up such a record, the domain being redirected loses all its records (A, MX, and so on) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain it's redirected to. In this way, if you use a web design service by some company that gives you a subdomain, you can use an actual domain name and not only will it be forwarded to the Internet site that you've created, but it will also be displayed in the browser address bar at all times. Some other possible uses of a CNAME record are to forward all of the targeted traffic from various subdomains to their main domain, or to use the webmail service of your hosting provider by using webmail.your-doman.com, for example. The latter will work only by setting up a CNAME record for a subdomain since this type of a record set up for the main domain name makes it impossible to use email addresses.
CNAME Records in Web Hosting
You can effortlessly set up CNAME records in case you have a Linux web hosting from our company. We are going to provide you with an easy-to-use Control Panel where you can view all DNS records for the domains and subdomains that are hosted within the account. Setting up a CNAME record requires a few easy steps - choose the domain/subdomain, pick CNAME as the type, enter the hostname you are forwarding to, after that just click the Save button. The process is as simple as that and the new record is going to be active almost immediately. This way, you will have more control over your domains and subdomains and over the content they open, you could create a private URL for company e-mails, plus much more. If you feel unclear about how to set up a new record or you have never done such a task, you will find there's a short video tutorial where you can see the whole process first-hand. If you decide to modify or delete an existing CNAME record created for a domain/subdomain hosted on our end, it'll require literally simply a mouse click to do it.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with each of our semi-dedicated server accounts, will enable you to set up a CNAME record easily. In case you want to create a private URL for your emails, to redirect a domain name to a subdomain inside the account or to forward a domain name to another company and use some third-party service which they provide, it won't require more than three clicks to set up this sort of record. All DNS records for the domain names and subdomains hosted within the semi-dedicated account will be listed in a separate section in the CP, so when 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 type in the actual record text. For your benefit, you can watch a short video inside the CP regarding how to create a CNAME record or you can refer to the instructions in the help article, that's available in the DNS records section.