If you wish to forward a domain address that you have to another domain or subdomain, one way to do this would be to use a CNAME record. By setting up such a record, the domain name being redirected loses all of its records (A, MX, and so on) and instead, it takes the A record of the Internet domain it is directed to. This way, if you are using a web design service by some provider that gives you a subdomain, you can use an actual domain name and not only will it be directed to the website that you have set up, but it will also appear in the Internet browser address bar at all times. Other possible uses of a CNAME record are to direct all the visitors from different subdomains to their main Internet domain, or to use the webmail service of your webhosting 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 such a record created 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 plans is quite simple. Our in-house built Hepsia CP features a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domains, so you can set up a new CNAME record for any domain or subdomain hosted within your account in only a few basic steps. There is also a video tutorial within the same section in which you can see the process first-hand. This feature gives you a variety of options - if you create a company website on our end, as an illustration, the employees can use their e-mails with the company domain name, not with the address of our mail server. If you want to create a site through a different provider 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 direct it to the main domain address, so all your customers will be forwarded to a secure URL.