If you wish to forward a domain that you have to some other domain address or subdomain, the best way to do this would be to use a CNAME record. By creating such a record, the domain name being forwarded loses all of its records (A, MX, and so on) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain address it is forwarded to. That 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 that you have created, but it will also be displayed in the browser address bar at all times. Some other possible uses of a CNAME record are to forward all the visitors from different subdomains to their main Internet domain, or to use the webmail service of your hosting provider by using webmail.your-doman.com, for instance. The latter will work only by creating a CNAME record for a subdomain simply because this kind of a record set up for the main domain renders it impossible to use e-mail addresses.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each of our semi-dedicated server accounts, will permit you to set up a CNAME record without difficulty. In case you want to create a private URL for your emails, to redirect a domain to a subdomain within the account or to forward a domain name to another company and use some third-party service which they provide, it's not going to require more than 3 clicks to create such a record. All DNS records for the domain names and subdomains hosted within the semi-dedicated account are going to be listed in a separate section in the CP, so once you are there, all you will have to do will be to pick the type of the record that you want to set up and the hostname for which you are creating it, and then input the actual record text. For your convenience, you can watch a short video inside the CP on how to set up a CNAME record or you can follow the instructions in the help article, that's available in the DNS records section.