If you'd like to direct a domain address that you have to another domain or subdomain, the best way to do this would be to use a CNAME record. By setting up such a record, the domain being forwarded loses all its records (A, MX, and so on) and instead, it takes the A record of the Internet domain it's pointed to. By doing this, if you use a web design service by some company that gives you a subdomain, you can use an actual domain name and not only will it be pointed to the site that you've created, but it'll also be displayed in the browser address bar at all times. Some other possible uses of a CNAME record are to direct all the traffic 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 example. The latter will work only by creating a CNAME record for a subdomain because such a record created for the main domain address makes it impossible to use email addresses.

CNAME Records in Cloud Website Hosting

In case you have a cloud website hosting plan through our company and you would like to create a CNAME record, it'll take you only a few clicks to get it done. You can access the DNS records for all domain addresses and subdomains hosted within your account via the Hepsia CP offered with each plan and adding a new record is as basic as clicking on a button, picking out the type, which is CNAME in this case, entering the actual record value and saving the change. If you have never added this kind of record before, we have a Help section with a detailed video tutorial that you can watch, or you can simply contact us and we will aid you with this task. If you have set up an Internet site via another provider, you want to use a private URL for your webmail or you wish to designate a subdomain to be used with the services of a different company, such as Google Apps, all it takes is creating a CNAME record with a few mouse clicks inside your CP.