If you want to point a domain name that you have to another domain or subdomain, a good way to do that would be to use a CNAME record. By creating such a record, the domain address being forwarded loses all its records (A, MX, and so on) and instead, it takes the A record of the Internet domain it is 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 directed to the Internet site which you have created, but it'll also appear in the browser address bar at all times. Alternative possible uses of a CNAME record are to direct all of the targeted traffic from various subdomains to their main domain name, or to use the webmail service of your webhosting company by using webmail.your-doman.com, for instance. The latter will work only by creating a CNAME record for a subdomain simply because such a record created for the main domain address renders it impossible to use e-mail addresses.

CNAME Records in Cloud Website Hosting

If you have a cloud website hosting plan through our company and you would like to create a CNAME record, it'll take you just a few mouse clicks to do it. You can access the DNS records for all domain names and subdomains hosted within your account via the Hepsia CP included with every single plan and adding a new record is as simple as clicking on a button, selecting the type, which will be CNAME in this case, entering the actual record value and saving the modification. If you have never added this sort of record before, you will discover a Help section with a detailed video tutorial you can watch, or you can just contact us and we'll aid you with this task. If you have created a site using another company, you want to use a private URL for your webmail or you want to designate a subdomain to be used with the services of a different provider, like Google Apps, all it takes is creating a CNAME record with a couple of mouse clicks within your Control Panel.