If you want to point a domain that you have to a different domain or subdomain, a good way to do that would be to use a CNAME record. By setting up such a record, the domain name being redirected loses all its records (A, MX, and so on) and instead, it takes the A record of the Internet domain it's pointed to. This way, 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 forwarded to the website that you have 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 point all of the visitors from different 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 setting up a CNAME record for a subdomain simply because this type of a record set up for the main domain name makes it impossible to use e-mail addresses.
CNAME Records in Shared Hosting
If you have a shared hosting plan through our company and you would like to set up a CNAME record, it will take you only a few mouse clicks to make it happen. You can access the DNS records for all domain names and subdomains hosted in your account via the Hepsia CP offered with every single plan and adding a new record is as easy as clicking on a button, picking out the type, which is CNAME in this case, entering the actual record value and saving the modification. In case you have never added this kind of record before, you will discover a Help section with a detailed video tutorial that you can watch, or you can simply contact us and we'll assist you with this task. If you have built a site through another provider, you want to use a private URL for your webmail or you would like to designate a subdomain for use with the services of a different provider, for instance Google Apps, all it takes is setting up a CNAME record with a few mouse clicks inside your CP.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You're going to be able to set up, change and delete CNAME records easily with all of our semi-dedicated server plans. The accounts are handled using the custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel, and in one of its sections you'll see all records for every domain or subdomain that you've added in your account. To create a new record, you simply need to pick the hostname that will be forwarded (domain/subdomain), enter where it is going to be forwarded to, pick the record type, that'll be CNAME in this case, and you are going to be all set. Even if you have never used a web hosting service before, our Control Panel is extremely easy to use, so you'll not have any troubles. We also have a short video and an in-depth help article regarding how to create a CNAME record, both of which are available in the exact same section of Hepsia. With this function, you could easily use a domain hosted on our innovative cloud hosting platform for a website created someplace else, create a custom webmail login address with any of your domain names, and a lot more.