What is a CNAME record? Why would you want to make this sort of record? Where do CNAME records stand in the DNS hierarchy?
If you wish to forward a domain address that you have to some other domain name or subdomain, one of the ways to do that would be to use a CNAME record. By setting up such a record, the domain being pointed loses all of its records (A, MX, and so forth) and instead, it takes the A record of the Internet domain it's directed to. In this way, if you are using a web design service by some provider that gives you a subdomain, you can use an actual domain and not only will it be forwarded to the site which you have set up, but it will also be displayed in the browser address bar at all times. Other possible uses of a CNAME record are to forward all the visitors from different subdomains to their main domain name, 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 because this kind of a record set up for the main domain makes it impossible to use e-mail addresses.
CNAME Records in Web Hosting
You can easily create CNAME records provided you have a Linux web hosting
from our company. We're going to provide you with an easy-to-use CP where you could observe all DNS records for the domain addresses and subdomains that are hosted in the account. Creating a CNAME record includes a few basic steps - pick the domain/subdomain, pick CNAME as the type, enter the hostname you are redirecting to, and then simply click on the Save button. The procedure is as easy as that and the new record will be active almost instantly. That way, you will have more control over your domain addresses and subdomains and over the content they open, you'll be able to set up a private URL for company e-mails, plus much more. If you feel unclear about how to create a new record or you have never done such a task, you will find there's a short video tutorial in which you can see the whole process first-hand. If you want to modify or delete an existing CNAME record created for a domain/subdomain hosted on our end, it will take you literally only a mouse click to get it done.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you have a semi-dedicated server
from our company and you want to set up a CNAME record, it will take only a couple of clicks to complete this task. The plans are handled through our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP where you will see a section dedicated to the DNS records of the domain addresses and subdomains hosted in the account. To set up a CNAME record, you'll simply have to select the record type and the hostname (domain or subdomain), type in where the latter is going to be pointed to and save the change. The new record is going to be active almost right away in our system and will propagate worldwide within several hours. Changing or deleting an existing CNAME record within the account is equally easy and takes a click. If you experience any problems, you can go through our in-depth help article, check out the short video on the subject that we have added in the CP, or you can just contact us for help.