If you'd like to forward a domain name that you have to another domain address or subdomain, the best way to do that would be to use a CNAME record. By creating such a record, the domain being redirected loses all its records (A, MX, and so forth) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain name it's directed to. That way, if you are using 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 directed to the Internet site that you have set up, but it will also be displayed in the web browser address bar at all times. Some other possible uses of a CNAME record are to forward all the traffic 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 creating a CNAME record for a subdomain due to the fact that this kind of a record set up for the main domain renders it impossible to use email addresses.
CNAME Records in Cloud Web Hosting
The Hepsia hosting CP, which we offer with each and every Linux cloud web hosting package, allows you to set up CNAME records for any domain address or subdomain hosted in the account with several mouse clicks. If you're not confident how to go about it, you should check the video tutorial that is available inside the CP, read the in depth Help article on the subject, or you can simply contact us and we can help you 24/7, even though it is not likely you'll experience any difficulties as all it takes to set up a new CNAME record is to choose a domain/subdomain, type in the hostname you are pointing to, and save the modification. The new record is going to 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 people who have no previous experience to set up such records easily.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you have a semi-dedicated server through our company and you want to create a CNAME record, it takes no more than a couple of mouse clicks to complete this task. The plans are handled using our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP in which you will find a section dedicated to the DNS records of the domain addresses and subdomains hosted within the account. To create a CNAME record, you'll only have to pick the record type and the hostname (domain or subdomain), type where the latter is going to be pointed to and save the change. The new record is going to be active almost right away in our system and will propagate worldwide within a couple of hours. Editing or deleting an existing CNAME record within the account is equally simple and easy and takes a click. If you experience any troubles, you can go through our comprehensive help article, check out the short video on the subject that we have added in the CP, or just contact us for assistance.