If you want to point 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 creating such a record, the domain address being forwarded loses all of its records (A, MX, and so on) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain it's pointed to. By doing this, if you are using a web design service by some company that gives you a subdomain, you can use an actual domain and not only will it be forwarded to the website that you've set up, but it will also appear in the Internet browser address bar at all times. Some other possible uses of a CNAME record are to direct all the targeted traffic from various subdomains to their main Internet 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 renders it impossible to use e-mail addresses.
CNAME Records in Cloud Web Hosting
In case you have a cloud web hosting plan from our company and you would like to create a CNAME record, it will take you just a few clicks to do it. You can access the DNS records for all domain names and subdomains hosted in your account through the Hepsia Control Panel offered with every single plan and adding a new record is as easy as clicking on a button, choosing the type, that will be CNAME in this case, typing the actual record value and saving the change. If you've never added this kind of record before, we have a Help section with a detailed video tutorial that you can watch, or you can simply contact us and we will assist you with this task. If you have created a site via another provider, you want to use a private URL for your webmail or you want to designate a subdomain to be used with the services of a different company, such as Google Apps, all it takes is creating a CNAME record with a few mouse clicks inside your CP.