If you'd like to point a domain name that you have to another domain or subdomain, the best way to do that would be to use a CNAME record. By setting up such a record, the domain address being pointed loses all of its records (A, MX, etc) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain it's pointed 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 and not only will it be forwarded to the site you have set up, but it will also be displayed in the browser address bar at all times. Other possible uses of a CNAME record are to point all the targeted traffic from different subdomains to their main Internet domain, or to use the webmail service of your webhosting company by using webmail.your-doman.com, for example. The latter will work only by creating a CNAME record for a subdomain simply because this type of a record set up for the main domain address makes it impossible to use e-mail addresses.
CNAME Records in Shared Web Hosting
You can easily set up CNAME records if you have a shared web hosting from our company. We are going to provide you with an easy-to-use CP which allows you to view all DNS records for the domain addresses and subdomains that are hosted inside 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, then just click the Save button. The process is as simple as that and the new record is going to be active almost immediately. In this way, you'll have more control over your domains and subdomains and over the content they open, you can create 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 could 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'll take you literally just a click to get it done.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you have a semi-dedicated server from our company and you would like to set up a CNAME record, it will take no more than a few clicks to complete this task. The plans are managed via our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel in which you will discover a section devoted to the DNS records of the domains and subdomains hosted within the account. To set up a CNAME record, you'll simply have to select the record type and the hostname (domain or subdomain), type in where the latter will be forwarded 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. Changing or deleting an existing CNAME record within the account is equally simple and takes a click. In case you experience any troubles, you can go through our in-depth help article, see the short video on the subject that we have added in the CP, or you can just contact us for help.