If you would like to direct a domain name that you have to some other domain name or subdomain, the best way to do that would be to use a CNAME record. By creating such a record, the domain address being pointed loses all its records (A, MX, etc) 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 provider that gives you a subdomain, you can use an actual domain name and not only will it be directed to the website that you've created, but it'll also appear in the Internet browser address bar at all times. Alternative possible uses of a CNAME record are to point all of the targeted traffic from different subdomains to their main domain address, or to use the webmail service of your webhosting company 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 kind of a record set up for the main domain name makes it impossible to use email addresses.
CNAME Records in Hosting
You can easily set up CNAME records provided you have a hosting plan from our company. We will supply you with an easy-to-use Control Panel where you can see all DNS records for the domains and subdomains that are hosted in the account. Setting up a CNAME record involves several simple steps - select the domain/subdomain, pick CNAME as the type, type in the hostname you are pointing to, after that just click on the Save button. The procedure is as basic as that and the new record is going to be active almost instantly. That way, you'll have more control over your domain addresses and subdomains and over the content they open, you could set up a private URL for company emails, and more. If you feel uncertain about how to set up a new record or you have never done such a task, we have a short video tutorial where you can see the whole process first-hand. If you choose to change or delete an existing CNAME record created for a domain/subdomain hosted on our end, it will take you literally just a click to get it done.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you have a semi-dedicated server through our company and you wish to create a CNAME record, it requires just a couple of clicks to complete this task. The plans are managed using our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel in which you will find a section committed to the DNS records of the domain addresses and subdomains hosted within the account. To set up a CNAME record, you'll only have to select the record type and the hostname (domain or subdomain), key in where the latter will 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 few hours. Editing or deleting an existing CNAME record in the account is just as easy and takes a click. If you experience any troubles, you can go through our detailed help article, check out the short video on the subject that we have added in the Control Panel, or just contact us for help.