If you want to point a domain address that you have to a different 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 name being forwarded loses all of its records (A, MX, and so on) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain it's directed to. By doing this, 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 forwarded to the Internet site which you have set up, but it will also be displayed in the web browser address bar at all times. Alternative possible uses of a CNAME record are to direct all the traffic from different subdomains to their main domain address, 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 kind of a record set up for the main domain address renders it impossible to use e-mail addresses.
CNAME Records in Cloud Hosting
Setting up a CNAME record with our cloud hosting is very easy. Our in-house built Hepsia CP includes a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domains, so you can create a new CNAME record for any domain or subdomain hosted inside your account in only a few simple steps. You can find a video tutorial inside the same section in which you can see the process first-hand. This feature offers you a number of opportunities - if you build a company website on our end, as an illustration, the workers can use their e-mails with the company domain name, not with the address of our mail server. If you wish to create a site using a different provider which offers online web design services, you can easily forward 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 are able to create a CNAME record for the www subdomain and redirect it to the main domain address, so all your customers are going to be forwarded to a secure URL.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with every single one of our semi-dedicated server accounts, will permit you to set up a CNAME record without difficulty. Whether you want to create a private URL for your e-mails, to point a domain name to a subdomain within the account or to forward a domain to another company and use some third-party service which they provide, it won't take you more than three clicks to set up this kind of record. All DNS records for the domain names and subdomains hosted inside the semi-dedicated account will be listed in a separate section in the Control Panel, so once you are there, all that you will have to do will be to pick the type of the record that you want to set up and the hostname for which you are creating it, and then enter the actual record text. For your benefit, you can watch a short video inside the Control Panel on how to set up a CNAME record or you can refer to the instructions in the help article, that's available in the DNS records section.