If you would like to forward a domain address that you have to another domain address or subdomain, the best way to do this would be to use a CNAME record. By creating such a record, the domain address being redirected loses all its records (A, MX, and so forth) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain it is forwarded to. By doing this, if you use a web design service by some provider that gives you a subdomain, you can use an actual domain name and not only will it be forwarded to the Internet site that you've set up, but it will also appear 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 domain address, or to use the webmail service of your hosting company by using webmail.your-doman.com, for instance. The latter will work only by creating a CNAME record for a subdomain because this kind of a record created for the main domain address renders it impossible to use email addresses.

CNAME Records in Cloud Hosting

If you have a cloud hosting plan from our company and you would like to set up a CNAME record, it'll take you a few mouse clicks to do it. You can access the DNS records for all domains and subdomains hosted within your account from the Hepsia Control Panel included with every single plan and adding a new record is as basic as clicking on a button, picking out the type, that will be CNAME in this case, typing the actual record value and saving the modification. In case you have never added such a record before, we have a Help section with a detailed video tutorial that you can watch, or you can just contact us and we'll assist 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 would like to designate a subdomain for use with the services of a different provider, like Google Apps, all it takes is creating a CNAME record with a few mouse clicks in your Control Panel.