If you would like to point a domain address that you have to a different domain name or subdomain, the best way to do this would be to use a CNAME record. By creating such a record, the domain address being redirected loses all of its records (A, MX, etc) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain name it is pointed to. By doing this, 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 redirected to the website that you've created, but it'll also appear in the web browser address bar at all times. Some other possible uses of a CNAME record are to redirect all of the traffic from different subdomains to their main domain address, or to use the webmail service of your hosting company by using webmail.your-doman.com, for instance. The latter will work only by creating a CNAME record for a subdomain since such a record set up for the main domain address renders it impossible to use e-mail addresses.
CNAME Records in Shared Hosting
If you have a shared hosting plan from our company and you wish to set up a CNAME record, it'll take you just a few mouse clicks to make it happen. You can access the DNS records for all domains and subdomains hosted in your account via the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with every single plan and adding a new record is as simple as clicking on a button, selecting the type, which will be CNAME in this case, typing the actual record value and saving the change. In case you have never added this kind of record before, you will find a Help section with a detailed video tutorial you can watch, or you can simply contact us and we will help you with this task. If you have created a site via another company, you want to use a private URL for your webmail or you want to designate a subdomain for use with the services of a different company, such as Google Apps, all it takes is creating a CNAME record with a few mouse clicks within your Control Panel.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you have a semi-dedicated server from our company and you would like to create a CNAME record, it requires only a couple of clicks to complete this task. The plans are handled via our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel where you will see a section committed to the DNS records of the domain names and subdomains hosted inside the account. To create a CNAME record, you will only have to select the record type and the hostname (domain or subdomain), enter where the latter will be forwarded to and save the change. The new record is going to be active almost immediately in our system and will propagate worldwide within several hours. Changing or deleting an existing CNAME record inside the account is just as simple and takes a click. In case you experience any problems, you can go through our comprehensive help article, see the short video on the subject that we have added in the CP, or you can just contact us for assistance.