If you would like to forward a domain 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 of its records (A, MX, and so on) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain address it's forwarded to. That 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 you have set up, but it will also appear in the web browser address bar at all times. Other possible uses of a CNAME record are to point all the traffic from various subdomains to their main domain address, or to use the webmail service of your webhosting company by using webmail.your-doman.com, for example. The latter will work only by setting up a CNAME record for a subdomain because this kind of a record set up for the main domain renders it impossible to use email addresses.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Managing DNS records usually seems a challenging task to the people with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each and every Linux semi-dedicated server that we offer, is quite simple to use. If you need to create a CNAME record for any purpose, all that you have to do will be to select the domain 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 address or subdomain you are forwarding to. The procedure is very simple and you can set up the record in the DNS Records section of the CP. Within the hour the new record will be completely active and within several hours it'll propagate around the world. If you are not sure what you should do, we have prepared an in depth 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 whenever you want.