Read more about CNAME records, if they are necessary and how they can fit inside the DNS system.
If you want to forward a domain address that you have to another domain address 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 on) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain it is forwarded to. This 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 forwarded to the site that you have set up, but it'll also appear in the Internet browser address bar at all times. Some other possible uses of a CNAME record are to redirect all the targeted traffic from different subdomains to their main domain name, or to use the webmail service of your hosting 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 type 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 CP, which comes with each of our semi-dedicated server accounts, will permit you to set up a CNAME record without difficulty. When you want to create a private URL for your e-mails, to point a domain address to a subdomain inside the account or to forward a domain name to another company and use some third-party service which they provide, it won't require more than 3 clicks to set up such a record. All DNS records for the domain addresses and subdomains hosted within the semi-dedicated account will be listed in a separate section in the Control Panel, so once you're there, all you will have to do will be to select the type of the record that you want to set up and the hostname for which you are creating it, and then type in the actual record text. For your convenience, you can see a short video inside the CP on how to create a CNAME record or you can refer to the instructions in the help article, that is available in the DNS records section.