If you want to forward a domain that you have to some other domain or subdomain, one way to do that would be to use a CNAME record. By setting up such a record, the domain address being forwarded loses all of its records (A, MX, and so forth) and instead, it takes the A record of the Internet domain it is forwarded to. 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 which you have set up, but it will also be displayed in the Internet browser address bar at all times. Some other possible uses of a CNAME record are to redirect all the targeted traffic from different subdomains to their main domain name, or to use the webmail service of your hosting provider 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 such a record created for the main domain address renders it impossible to use e-mail addresses.

CNAME Records in Cloud Website Hosting

Setting up a CNAME record using our cloud website hosting is quite easy. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel includes 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 a couple of easy steps. You'll find a video tutorial in the same section in which you can see the process first-hand. This feature provides you with a variety of options - if you build a company website on our end, as an illustration, the workers can use their e-mails with the company domain name, not with the address of our mail server. If you want to create an Internet site using a different company that offers online web design services, you can easily forward a domain address hosted here and use it for the website. Last, but not least, if you have a web-based store and you have a billing system for http://your-domain.com and/or an SSL certificate, you could create a CNAME record for the www subdomain and forward it to the main domain name, so all your clients will be forwarded to a secure URL.