What is a CNAME record? Why would you want to set up this type of record? Where do CNAME records stand in the DNS hierarchy?
If you want to forward a domain name that you have to a different domain name or subdomain, one way to do this would be to use a CNAME record. By creating such a record, the domain name being redirected loses all its records (A, MX, and so forth) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain name it is redirected to. That way, if you use a web design service by some company that gives you a subdomain, you can use an actual domain and not only will it be redirected to the Internet site that you've set up, but it will also appear in the Internet browser address bar at all times. Other possible uses of a CNAME record are to forward all of the 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 instance. The latter will work only by setting up a CNAME record for a subdomain simply because such a record set up for the main domain makes it impossible to use e-mail addresses.
CNAME Records in Website Hosting
You can easily create CNAME records in case you have a Linux website hosting
from our company. We're going to supply you with an easy-to-use Control Panel where you can observe all DNS records for the domain names and subdomains which are hosted in the account. Creating a CNAME record includes a number of easy steps - pick the domain/subdomain, pick CNAME as the type, type in the hostname you are forwarding to, after that simply click on the Save button. The process is as basic as that and the new record will be active almost instantly. This way, you'll have more control over your domain names and subdomains and over the content they open, you'll be able to create a private URL for company e-mails, and much more. If you feel unsure about how to set up a new record or you have never done such a task, we have a short video tutorial in which you can see the whole process first-hand. If you want to change or delete an existing CNAME record created for a domain/subdomain hosted on our end, it'll require literally only a click to do it.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you have a semi-dedicated server
through our company and you want to set up a CNAME record, it will take no more than a couple of clicks to complete this task. The plans are managed using our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP in which you will discover a section dedicated to the DNS records of the domain names and subdomains hosted within the account. To set up a CNAME record, you will only have to select the record type and the hostname (domain or subdomain), enter where the latter is going to be redirected 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 couple of hours. Modifying or deleting an existing CNAME record within the account is equally simple and easy and takes a click. In case you experience any troubles, you can go through our detailed help article, check out the short video on the subject that we have added in the Control Panel, or you can simply contact us for assistance.