If you would like to point a domain name that you have to another domain name or subdomain, one of the ways to do that would be to use a CNAME record. By setting up such a record, the domain being pointed loses all its records (A, MX, etc) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain address it's forwarded 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 and not only will it be forwarded to the website that you have set up, but it'll also be displayed 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 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 kind of a record set up for the main domain name renders it impossible to use email addresses.
CNAME Records in Cloud Web Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which our company offers with each and every Linux cloud web hosting, will enable you to create CNAME records for any domain or subdomain hosted inside the account with only a few clicks. If you're not absolutely sure how to go about it, you can check out the video tutorial that's available in the Control Panel, read the comprehensive Help article on the subject, or just simply contact us and we can help you 24/7, although it is not likely you'll experience any difficulties as all it takes to create a new CNAME record is to choose a domain/subdomain, type in the hostname you're forwarding to, and save the change. The new record will be fully active within the hour. Using CNAME records permits you to have better control of your domains and website content and our system is simple and intuitive enough to allow individuals with no previous experience to set up this kind of records with ease.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with each of our semi-dedicated server accounts, will enable you to set up a CNAME record effortlessly. Whether you want to create a private URL for your emails, to redirect a domain to a subdomain in the account or to forward a domain name to another company and use some third-party service that they provide, it's not going to take you more than three mouse clicks to set up this type of record. All DNS records for the domain names and subdomains hosted in the semi-dedicated account will be listed in a separate section in the CP, so once you are there, all 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 type in the actual record text. For your convenience, you can watch a short video inside the CP regarding how to create a CNAME record or you can refer to the instructions in the help article, which is available in the DNS records section.