If you wish to point a domain name that you have to another domain or subdomain, one way to do this would be to use a CNAME record. By creating such a record, the domain being pointed loses all its records (A, MX, etc) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain address it is forwarded to. This way, if you use a web design service by some provider that gives you a subdomain, you can use an actual domain name and not only will it be redirected to the Internet site you have set up, but it will also be displayed 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, 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 due to the fact that this type of a record set up for the main domain makes it impossible to use email addresses.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Managing DNS records usually seems a challenging task to those with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each and every semi-dedicated hosting plan we offer, is very simple to use. If you need to create a CNAME record for any purpose, all you will have to do will be to choose the domain address or subdomain that you need, choose the type of record, which will be CNAME in this case, then input the value i.e. the domain name or subdomain you are forwarding to. The process is very easy and you can set up the record in the DNS Records section of the CP. Within the hour the new record is going to be 100 % active and within a few hours it's going to propagate around the world. If you're not sure what you should do, we have prepared a comprehensive help article and a short video tutorial concerning how to go about creating a CNAME record and they're both located in that same section of Hepsia. Needless to say, you can also get in touch with us for assistance anytime.