If you wish to forward a domain address that you have to another domain name or subdomain, the best way to do this would be to use a CNAME record. By setting up such a record, the domain being forwarded loses all its records (A, MX, etc) and instead, it takes the A record of the Internet domain it is directed to. This way, 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 directed to the Internet site that you've set up, but it will also appear in the web browser address bar at all times. Alternative possible uses of a CNAME record are to forward all of the traffic from various subdomains to their main domain name, or to use the webmail service of your hosting provider by using webmail.your-doman.com, for example. The latter will work only by setting up a CNAME record for a subdomain due to the fact that this kind of a record created for the main domain name makes it impossible to use e-mail addresses.
CNAME Records in Shared Web Hosting
If you have a shared web hosting plan through our company and you want to create a CNAME record, it'll take you just a few clicks to get it done. You can access the DNS records for all domain names and subdomains hosted within your account from the Hepsia Control Panel offered with each plan and adding a new record is as easy as clicking on a button, picking out the type, which is CNAME in this case, inputting the actual record value and saving the change. If you've never added this type of record before, we have a Help section with a detailed video tutorial you can watch, or you can simply contact us and we'll aid you with this task. If you have built a website via another company, you want to use a private URL for your webmail or you wish to designate a subdomain for use with the services of a different company, like Google Apps, all it takes is creating a CNAME record with a few mouse clicks in your Control Panel.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Managing DNS records usually seems to be a challenging task to the people with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each semi-dedicated server which we provide, is very easy to use. If you need to create a CNAME record for any purpose, all that you will have to do will be to pick the domain name or subdomain that you need, pick the type of record, which will be CNAME in this case, then type the value i.e. the domain or subdomain you are forwarding to. The process is quite simple and you can set up the record in the DNS Records section of the Control Panel. Within the hour the new record will be completely active and within a few hours it is going to propagate around the globe. If you're not sure what you have to do, we've prepared a comprehensive help article and a short video tutorial regarding how to go about creating a CNAME record and they're both located within that very same section of Hepsia. Needless to say, you can also get in touch with us for assistance anytime.