If you'd like to forward a domain name that you have to another domain name or subdomain, one way to do this would be to use a CNAME record. By setting up such a record, the domain being redirected loses all of its records (A, MX, etc) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain name it's directed 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 name and not only will it be forwarded to the website you have set up, but it will also be displayed in the Internet browser address bar at all times. Other possible uses of a CNAME record are to redirect all of the targeted traffic from various subdomains to their main Internet 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 setting up a CNAME record for a subdomain because such a record created for the main domain address makes it impossible to use e-mail addresses.
CNAME Records in Hosting
In case you have a hosting
plan from our company and you want to set up a CNAME record, it will take you just a few clicks to make it happen. You can access the DNS records for all domain addresses and subdomains hosted within your account through the Hepsia Control Panel offered with every single plan and adding a new record is as easy as clicking on a button, selecting the type, that will be CNAME in this case, inputting the actual record value and saving the modification. If you have never added this kind of record before, you will find a Help section with a detailed video tutorial that you can watch, or you can simply contact us and we will assist you with this task. If you have set up a site via another company, you want to use a private URL for your webmail or you wish to designate a subdomain for use with the services of a different provider, like Google Apps, all it takes is creating a CNAME record with a couple of mouse clicks in your Control Panel.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with every one of our semi-dedicated server
accounts, allows you to set up a CNAME record with ease. Whether you want to create a private URL for your emails, to redirect a domain name to a subdomain inside the account or to forward a domain to another provider and use some third-party service that they provide, it's not going to require more than 3 clicks to create such a record. All DNS records for the domain addresses and subdomains hosted inside the semi-dedicated account will be listed in a separate section in the CP, so once you're there, all that you will have to do will be to choose the type of the record that you want to create and the hostname for which you are creating it, and then input the actual record text. For your convenience, you can see a short video within the CP about how to create a CNAME record or you can follow the instructions in the help article, that is available in the DNS records section.