If you would like to point a domain that you have to another domain or subdomain, one way to do that would be to use a CNAME record. By creating such a record, the domain address being pointed loses all its records (A, MX, and so forth) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain it's forwarded to. In this way, if you are using 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 forwarded to the site you have created, but it will also appear in the browser address bar at all times. Some other possible uses of a CNAME record are to forward all the targeted traffic from various subdomains to their main domain name, or to use the webmail service of your hosting company by using webmail.your-doman.com, for example. 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 renders it impossible to use e-mail addresses.
CNAME Records in Cloud Web Hosting
You can easily set up CNAME records provided you have a Linux cloud web hosting package from our company. We are going to provide you with an easy-to-use CP which allows you to view all DNS records for the domains and subdomains that are hosted in the account. Setting up a CNAME record requires several simple steps - select the domain/subdomain, choose CNAME as the type, enter the hostname you are pointing to, and then simply click on the Save button. The procedure is as elementary as that and the new record will be active almost right away. This way, you are going to have more control over your domains and subdomains and over the content they open, you'll be able to create a private URL for company emails, and a lot more. If you feel uncertain about how to set up a new record or you have never done such a task, we have a short video tutorial where you could see the whole process first-hand. If you choose to edit or delete an existing CNAME record created for a domain/subdomain hosted on our end, it will take you literally simply a mouse click to make it happen.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Managing DNS records usually seems to be a tough task to the people with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with every Linux semi-dedicated package that we offer, is very simple to use. If you'd like to set up a CNAME record for any purpose, all that you need to do will be to select the domain name or subdomain that you need, choose the type of record, which will be CNAME in this case, then type in the value i.e. the domain address or subdomain you are forwarding to. The procedure is quite simple and you can set up the record in the DNS Records section of the CP. Within the hour the new record is going to be fully active and within several hours it is going to propagate around the globe. If you're not sure what you have to do, we have prepared an in depth help article and a short video tutorial regarding how to go about creating a CNAME record and they're both located in that same section of Hepsia. Needless to say, you can also get in touch with us for assistance anytime.