If you would like to forward a domain address that you have to another domain or subdomain, one of the ways 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, etc) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain it is redirected to. In this way, if you are using 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 forwarded to the Internet site that you've created, but it will also appear in the browser address bar at all times. Alternative possible uses of a CNAME record are to point all 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 instance. The latter will work only by setting up a CNAME record for a subdomain due to the fact that this kind of a record created for the main domain address makes it impossible to use email addresses.

CNAME Records in Web Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which we provide with each and every Linux web hosting package, allows you to set up CNAME records for any domain name or subdomain hosted within the account with several mouse clicks. If you aren't sure how to go about it, you can check out the video tutorial that is available inside the Control Panel, read the in depth Help article on the subject, or you can simply contact us and we will help you 24/7, though it is unlikely that you will experience any troubles as all it takes to set up a new CNAME record is to select a domain/subdomain, enter the hostname you're redirecting to, and save the change. The new record is going to be fully active within the hour. Using CNAME records allows you to have better control of your domains and site content and our system is simple and user-friendly enough to allow people who have no previous experience to set up this sort of records easily.