If you would like to forward 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 creating such a record, the domain address being redirected loses all its records (A, MX, and so on) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain it's directed to. That 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 directed to the website that you have created, but it'll also be displayed in the browser address bar at all times. Other possible uses of a CNAME record are to point all the traffic from various 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 simply because this type of a record set up for the main domain name makes it impossible to use e-mail addresses.

CNAME Records in Web Hosting

If you have a web hosting plan through our company and you would like to create a CNAME record, it will take you a few mouse clicks to get it done. You can access the DNS records for all domains and subdomains hosted inside your account through the Hepsia Control Panel included with each and every plan and adding a new record is as simple as clicking on a button, choosing the type, which is CNAME in this case, typing the actual record value and saving the change. If you've never added this type of record before, you will find a Help section with a detailed video tutorial you can watch, or you can simply contact us and we will help you with this task. If you have set up an Internet site using another provider, 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 company, for example Google Apps, all it takes is setting up a CNAME record with a couple of mouse clicks inside your Control Panel.