If you wish to direct a domain name that you have to another domain address or subdomain, a good way to do that would be to use a CNAME record. By creating such a record, the domain name being redirected loses all its records (A, MX, etc) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain it's pointed to. By doing this, if you use 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 redirected to the site that you have set up, but it will also appear in the web browser address bar at all times. Some other possible uses of a CNAME record are to direct all of the targeted traffic from different subdomains to their main domain, 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 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
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which our company offers with each and every Linux cloud web hosting package, allows you to create CNAME records for every single domain or subdomain hosted in the account with only a few clicks. If you're not confident how to go about it, you can check the video tutorial that is available in the CP, read the comprehensive Help article on the subject, or just simply contact us and we will help you 24/7, although it is not likely that you'll experience any difficulties as all it takes to set up a new CNAME record is to choose a domain/subdomain, type the hostname you are redirecting to, and save the change. The new record will be fully active within the hour. Using CNAME records allows you to have better control of your domain addresses and website content and our system is simple and user-friendly enough to allow people with no previous experience to set up this kind of records effortlessly.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Managing DNS records usually seems a difficult task to people with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with every single Linux semi-dedicated package we offer, is extremely easy to use. If you'd like to create a CNAME record for any purpose, all that you will have to do will be to pick the domain or subdomain you need, select the type of record, that will be CNAME in this case, then input the value i.e. the domain or subdomain you are forwarding to. The process is quite simple and you can create the record in the DNS Records section of the CP. Within the hour the new record is going to be completely active and within several hours it'll propagate around the world. If you're not sure what you need to do, we've 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 within that same section of Hepsia. Of course, you can also get in touch with us for help whenever you want.