If you'd like to point a domain that you have to another domain address or subdomain, the best way to do this would be to use a CNAME record. By setting up such a record, the domain address being forwarded loses all its records (A, MX, and so forth) and instead, it takes the A record of the Internet domain it is directed to. In this way, if you use a web design service by some provider that gives you a subdomain, you can use an actual domain and not only will it be forwarded to the Internet site that you have created, but it will also be displayed in the Internet browser address bar at all times. Alternative possible uses of a CNAME record are to forward all of 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 example. The latter will work only by setting up a CNAME record for a subdomain since this kind of a record set up for the main domain name makes it impossible to use e-mail addresses.
CNAME Records in Cloud Website Hosting
Setting up a CNAME record with our cloud website hosting services is really simple. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel features a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domain addresses, so you can set up a new CNAME record for any domain or subdomain hosted inside your account in only a few easy steps. You can find a video tutorial inside the same section in which you can see the process first-hand. This feature will give you various possibilities - if you create a company website on our end, as an illustration, the employees can use their e-mails with the company domain, not with the address of our mail server. If you decide to set up an Internet site by using a different provider which offers online web design services, you can easily redirect a domain address hosted here and use it for the site. Last, but not least, if you have an on-line store and you have a billing system for http://your-domain.com and/or an SSL certificate, you could set up a CNAME record for the www subdomain and point it to the main domain, so all your visitors will be forwarded to a secure URL.