If you want to direct a domain that you have to a different domain name or subdomain, one way to do this would be to use a CNAME record. By setting up such a record, the domain address being pointed loses all its records (A, MX, and so on) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain name it is directed to. By doing this, if you use a web design service by some provider that gives you a subdomain, you can use an actual domain and not only will it be redirected to the site that you have set up, but it will also be displayed in the Internet browser address bar at all times. Some other possible uses of a CNAME record are to direct all of the traffic from various subdomains to their main domain name, or to use the webmail service of your hosting company by using webmail.your-doman.com, for example. The latter will work only by creating a CNAME record for a subdomain simply because such a record set up for the main domain address makes it impossible to use e-mail addresses.
CNAME Records in Cloud Hosting
You can easily create CNAME records provided you have a cloud hosting from our company. We'll provide you with an easy-to-use CP which allows you to view all DNS records for the domain names and subdomains that are hosted within the account. Creating a CNAME record requires several easy steps - pick the domain/subdomain, select CNAME as the type, enter the hostname you are forwarding to, after that just click the Save button. The procedure is as easy as that and the new record is going to be active almost right away. In this way, you will have more control over your domains and subdomains and over the content they open, you'll be able to create a private URL for company e-mails, and much more. If you feel uncertain about how to create a new record or you have never done such a task, you will find a short video tutorial in which you can see the whole process first-hand. If you decide to modify or delete an existing CNAME record created for a domain/subdomain hosted on our end, it'll require literally only a click to get it done.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you have a semi-dedicated server through our company and you would like to create a CNAME record, it requires just a few clicks to complete this task. The plans are managed using our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP in which you will see a section committed to the DNS records of the domains and subdomains hosted in the account. To create a CNAME record, you will only have to choose the record type and the hostname (domain or subdomain), type where the latter will be directed to and save the modification. The new record will be active almost immediately in our system and will propagate worldwide within several hours. Changing or deleting an existing CNAME record within the account is equally simple and easy and takes a click. In case you experience any issues, you can go through our detailed help article, see the short video on the topic that we have added in the CP, or just contact us for assistance.