If you would like to forward a domain name that you have to another domain address or subdomain, the best way to do this would be to use a CNAME record. By setting up such a record, the domain being redirected loses all its records (A, MX, etc) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain address it's redirected to. By doing this, 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 pointed to the Internet site that you've created, 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 domain address, 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 renders it impossible to use email addresses.
CNAME Records in Shared Hosting
The Hepsia hosting CP, which we provide with each and every shared hosting, will allow you to create CNAME records for any domain or subdomain hosted inside the account with only a few mouse clicks. If you aren't confident how to go about it, you should check the video tutorial available inside the Control Panel, read the detailed Help article on the subject, or simply contact us and we can assist you 24/7, even though it is unlikely that you'll experience any difficulties as all it takes to set up a new CNAME record is to choose a domain/subdomain, type in the hostname that you're redirecting to, and save the change. The new record is going to be fully active within the hour. Using CNAME records enables you to have better control of your domain addresses and site content and our system is simple and user-friendly enough to allow people with no previous experience to create this kind of records easily.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
You'll be able to create, change and delete CNAME records very easy with any one of our semi-dedicated server plans. The accounts are managed from the custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel, and in one of its sections you will see all records for every domain or subdomain that you've added in your account. To create a new record, you only have to pick the hostname which will be forwarded (domain/subdomain), type in where it is going to be forwarded to, select the record type, that'll be CNAME in this case, and you will be all set. Even if you haven't used a web hosting service before, our CP is quite intuitive to use, so you'll not have any troubles. We also have a short video and a detailed help article concerning how to create a CNAME record, both of which are located in the exact same section of Hepsia. With this feature, you could easily use a domain hosted on our cutting edge cloud hosting platform for an Internet site created elsewhere, create a custom webmail login address with any of your domain addresses, plus much more.