If you want to direct a domain that you have to a different domain or subdomain, one way to do that would be to use a CNAME record. By creating 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 Internet domain it is pointed to. This way, if you are using a web design service by some company that gives you a subdomain, you can use an actual domain name and not only will it be redirected to the Internet site which you have created, but it'll also appear in the browser address bar at all times. Other possible uses of a CNAME record are to point all the targeted traffic from various 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 due to the fact that this type of a record created for the main domain makes it impossible to use e-mail addresses.
CNAME Records in Cloud Hosting
You can easily set up CNAME records if you have a Linux cloud hosting through our company. We are going to provide you with an easy-to-use Control Panel where you can observe all DNS records for the domains and subdomains which are hosted inside the account. Setting up a CNAME record requires several easy steps - pick the domain/subdomain, select CNAME as the type, enter the hostname you are pointing to, then simply click on the Save button. The process is as basic as that and the new record is going to be active almost instantly. This way, you're going to have more control over your domains and subdomains and over the content they open, you could set up a private URL for company e-mails, and much 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 decide to modify or delete an existing CNAME record created for a domain/subdomain hosted on our end, it'll require literally just a mouse click to make it happen.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you have a semi-dedicated server through our company and you would like to create a CNAME record, it requires only a couple of mouse clicks to complete this task. The plans are managed via our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP where you will find a section devoted to the DNS records of the domain addresses and subdomains hosted within the account. To set up a CNAME record, you'll only have to pick the record type and the hostname (domain or subdomain), key in where the latter is going to be directed to and save the modification. The new record is going to be active almost right away in our system and will propagate worldwide within a few hours. Editing or deleting an existing CNAME record inside the account is just as simple and takes a click. In case you experience any issues, you can go through our detailed help article, check out the short video on the topic that we have added in the Control Panel, or just contact us for assistance.