If you want to direct a domain address that you have to another domain name or subdomain, the best way to do that would be to use a CNAME record. By setting up such a record, the domain name being forwarded loses all its records (A, MX, and so on) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain address it's directed 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 redirected to the site that you have set up, but it will also be displayed in the web browser address bar at all times. Alternative possible uses of a CNAME record are to direct all the traffic from different 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 due to the fact that this type of a record set up for the main domain address makes it impossible to use email addresses.

CNAME Records in Hosting

If you have a hosting plan from our company and you wish to set up a CNAME record, it will take you just a few clicks to do it. You can access the DNS records for all domain addresses and subdomains hosted in your account from the Hepsia Control Panel offered with each plan and adding a new record is as easy 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 you can watch, or you can simply contact us and we will aid you with this task. If you have built a website using another company, you want to use a private URL for your webmail or you wish to designate a subdomain for use with the services of a different company, such as Google Apps, all it takes is creating a CNAME record with a few clicks inside your Control Panel.