If you'd like to point a domain that you have to a different domain or subdomain, one 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, and so on) and instead, it takes the A record of the Internet domain it is directed to. In this way, if you are using a web design service by some company that gives you a subdomain, you can use an actual domain and not only will it be pointed to the site that you have created, but it will also be displayed in the Internet browser address bar at all times. Other possible uses of a CNAME record are to point all of the traffic from different subdomains to their main domain name, 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 because such a record created 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 would like to create a CNAME record, it'll take you only a few mouse 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 every single plan and adding a new record is as simple as clicking on a button, selecting the type, which is CNAME in this case, entering the actual record value and saving the modification. In case you have never added this type 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 set up a site through another company, you want to use a private URL for your webmail or you want to designate a subdomain to be used with the services of a different company, for instance Google Apps, all it takes is setting up a CNAME record with a few mouse clicks in your CP.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with every one of our semi-dedicated server accounts, will enable you to set up a CNAME record effortlessly. In case you want to create a private URL for your emails, to point a domain name to a subdomain within the account or to forward a domain name to another company and use some third-party service which they provide, it's not going to require more than 3 clicks to set up this kind of record. All DNS records for the domains and subdomains hosted within the semi-dedicated account will be listed in a separate section in the CP, so once you're 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 benefit, you can watch a short video in the Control Panel on 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.