If you want to point a domain name that you have to a different domain name or subdomain, one way to do that would be to use a CNAME record. By creating such a record, the domain name being pointed loses all of its records (A, MX, etc) and instead, it takes the A record of the Internet domain it is directed to. In this 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 forwarded to the website that you've set up, but it'll also be displayed in the web browser address bar at all times. Other possible uses of a CNAME record are to direct all of the traffic from different subdomains to their main 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 setting up a CNAME record for a subdomain since this kind of a record set up for the main domain name renders it impossible to use e-mail addresses.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Managing DNS records usually seems a hard task to those with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each and every semi-dedicated server
that we provide, is extremely simple to use. If you wish to set up a CNAME record for any purpose, all that you will have to do will be to choose the domain address or subdomain you need, choose the type of record, that will be CNAME in this case, then input the value i.e. the domain name or subdomain you are forwarding to. The procedure 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 couple of hours it's going to propagate around the world. If you aren't sure what you need to do, we've prepared a comprehensive help article and a short video tutorial concerning how to go about creating a CNAME record and they're both situated in that very same section of Hepsia. Naturally, you can also get in touch with us for help at any moment.