If you would like to forward a domain name that you have to another domain address or subdomain, one way to do this would be to use a CNAME record. By setting up such a record, the domain address being redirected loses all its records (A, MX, etc) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain it's directed to. That way, if you are using a web design service by some provider that gives you a subdomain, you can use an actual domain and not only will it be pointed to the Internet site that you've set up, but it will also appear in the web browser address bar at all times. Other possible uses of a CNAME record are to direct all the traffic from different subdomains to their main domain name, or to use the webmail service of your webhosting company by using webmail.your-doman.com, for example. The latter will work only by setting up a CNAME record for a subdomain due to the fact that this kind of a record set up for the main domain name makes it impossible to use email addresses.
CNAME Records in Hosting
Creating a CNAME record through our Linux hosting is extremely easy. Our in-house built Hepsia CP features a section committed to the DNS records of your domain addresses, so you can create a new CNAME record for any domain or subdomain hosted in your account in only a few basic steps. There is also a video tutorial within the same section in which you can see the process first-hand. This feature will give you a number of options - if you create a company site on our end, for example, the employees can use their e-mails with the company domain, not with the address of our mail server. If you choose to create a website through a different company that offers online web design services, you can easily redirect a domain name hosted here and use it for the website. Last, but not least, in case you have an on-line store and you have a billing system for http://your-domain.com and/or an SSL certificate, you could create a CNAME record for the www subdomain and redirect 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
Managing DNS records usually appears to be a challenging task to those with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each Linux semi-dedicated hosting we offer, is quite simple to use. If you would like to set up a CNAME record for any purpose, all you will need to do will be to select the domain or subdomain you need, pick the type of record, that 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 create the record in the DNS Records section of the Control Panel. Within the hour the new record will be completely active and within a couple of hours it will propagate worldwide. If you aren't sure what you need to do, we have prepared a comprehensive help article and a short video tutorial on how to go about creating a CNAME record and they are both located within that same section of Hepsia. Naturally, you can also get in touch with us for assistance at any moment.