If you'd like to forward a domain address that you have to a different domain name or subdomain, the best way to do this would be to use a CNAME record. By setting up such a record, the domain being pointed loses all of its records (A, MX, and so on) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain name it is 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 name and not only will it be redirected to the site you have created, but it will also appear in the Internet browser address bar at all times. Alternative possible uses of a CNAME record are to point all of the traffic from different subdomains to their main domain, or to use the webmail service of your hosting company by using webmail.your-doman.com, for example. The latter will work only by creating a CNAME record for a subdomain since this type of a record set up for the main domain address renders it impossible to use e-mail addresses.

CNAME Records in Hosting

If you have a hosting plan from our company and you would like to set up a CNAME record, it'll take you a few clicks to make it happen. You can access the DNS records for all domain names and subdomains hosted inside your account from the Hepsia CP offered with each plan and adding a new record is as easy 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. If you've never added this sort of record before, we have a Help section with a detailed video tutorial which you can watch, or you can simply contact us and we'll help you with this task. If you have set up a site via another provider, you want to use a private URL for your webmail or you would like to designate a subdomain to be used with the services of a different provider, for example Google Apps, all it takes is setting up a CNAME record with a few clicks inside your Control Panel.