If you would like to point a domain name that you have to a different domain address or subdomain, the best way to do that would be to use a CNAME record. By setting up such a record, the domain name being pointed loses all of its records (A, MX, etc) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain name it is pointed to. That way, if you are using a web design service by some company that gives you a subdomain, you can use an actual domain and not only will it be redirected to the website you have set up, but it'll also appear in the browser address bar at all times. Some other possible uses of a CNAME record are to point all of the traffic from different subdomains to their main Internet domain, or to use the webmail service of your hosting provider by using webmail.your-doman.com, for instance. The latter will work only by creating a CNAME record for a subdomain due to the fact that this kind of a record created for the main domain address makes it impossible to use e-mail addresses.
CNAME Records in Hosting
Creating a CNAME record with our hosting is extremely simple. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel features a section committed to the DNS records of your domain addresses, so you can create a new CNAME record for any domain or subdomain hosted in your account in only a few simple steps. There is also a video tutorial within the same section where you can see the process first-hand. This feature provides you with many possibilities - if you create a company site on our end, for example, the workers can use their emails with the company domain address, not with the address of our mail server. If you choose to set up an Internet site using a different provider that offers online web design services, you can easily redirect a domain address hosted here and use it for the website. Last, but not least, in case you have an online store and you have a billing system for http://your-domain.com and/or an SSL certificate, you'll be able to set up a CNAME record for the www subdomain and direct it to the main domain name, so all your visitors will be forwarded to a secure URL.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you have a semi-dedicated server from our company and you want to set up 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 Control Panel where you will discover a section dedicated to the DNS records of the domain addresses and subdomains hosted inside the account. To create a CNAME record, you will simply have to select the record type and the hostname (domain or subdomain), type in where the latter will be directed to and save the change. The new record will be active almost immediately in our system and will propagate worldwide within a few hours. Changing or deleting an existing CNAME record within the account is equally easy and takes a click. In the event you experience any issues, you can go through our comprehensive help article, check out the short video on the topic that we have added in the CP, or you can simply contact us for help.