If you would like to direct a domain that you have to some other domain or subdomain, a good way to do that would be to use a CNAME record. By creating such a record, the domain being pointed loses all of its records (A, MX, and so on) and instead, it takes the A record of the Internet domain it is pointed 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 site that you have set up, but it'll also be displayed in the Internet browser address bar at all times. Other possible uses of a CNAME record are to direct all of the traffic from different 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 setting up 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 Website Hosting
Creating a CNAME record using our Linux cloud website hosting packages is extremely simple. Our in-house built Hepsia CP has a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domain addresses, so you can set up a new CNAME record for any domain or subdomain hosted within your account in only a few simple steps. You'll find a video tutorial in the same section in which you can see the process first-hand. This feature will give you many opportunities - if you set up a company website on our end, as an illustration, the workers can use their emails with the company domain name, not with the address of our mail server. If you wish to set up a website using a different provider which offers online web design services, you can easily forward a domain hosted here and use it for the website. Last, but not least, in case you have an online store and you have a billing system for http://your-domain.com and/or an SSL certificate, you'll be able to create a CNAME record for the www subdomain and forward it to the main domain name, so all your visitors are going to be forwarded to a secure URL.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You'll be able to set up, edit and delete CNAME records easily with any one of our semi-dedicated server plans. The accounts are controlled using 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 set up a new record, you only need to select the hostname which will be forwarded (domain/subdomain), input where it is going to be forwarded to, choose the record type, which will be CNAME in this case, and you'll be all set. Even if you haven't used a web hosting service before, our Control Panel is very easy to use, so you'll not have any troubles. We also have a short video and a detailed help article on how to create a CNAME record, both of which are located in the exact same section of Hepsia. With this function, you could easily use a domain address hosted on our groundbreaking cloud hosting platform for a website created somewhere else, set up a custom webmail login address with any of your domains, and a lot more.