If you want to point a domain name that you have to another domain name or subdomain, the best way to do this would be to use a CNAME record. By creating such a record, the domain being pointed loses all of its records (A, MX, etc) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain address it is pointed to. 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 directed to the website that you have set up, but it will also appear in the web browser address bar at all times. Alternative possible uses of a CNAME record are to forward all of the targeted traffic from various subdomains to their main domain address, or to use the webmail service of your hosting provider by using webmail.your-doman.com, for example. The latter will work only by creating a CNAME record for a subdomain because this type of a record set up for the main domain address renders it impossible to use e-mail addresses.
CNAME Records in Website Hosting
If you have a website hosting plan from our company and you want to create a CNAME record, it will take you a few clicks to do it. You can access the DNS records for all domains and subdomains hosted within your account through the Hepsia Control Panel offered with each and every plan and adding a new record is as simple as clicking on a button, choosing the type, that will be CNAME in this case, inputting the actual record value and saving the modification. If you have never added such a record before, you will find a Help section with a detailed video tutorial that you can watch, or you can simply contact us and we'll help you with this task. If you have set up a website using another provider, you want to use a private URL for your webmail or you want to designate a subdomain for use with the services of a different provider, for example Google Apps, all it takes is creating a CNAME record with a few mouse clicks inside your CP.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Managing DNS records usually seems a tough task to those with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with each and every semi-dedicated server which we offer, is quite simple to use. If you would like to set up a CNAME record for any purpose, all that you need to do will be to choose the domain or subdomain you need, choose the type of record, which will be CNAME in this case, then type in the value i.e. the domain or subdomain you are forwarding to. The procedure is quite easy 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 100 % active and within a few hours it will propagate worldwide. If you are not sure what you need 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 very same section of Hepsia. Needless to say, you can also get in touch with us for assistance at any moment.