If you wish to forward a domain name that you have to another domain or subdomain, one of the ways to do this would be to use a CNAME record. By creating 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 domain it's forwarded to. This way, if you use 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 redirected to the website that you've created, but it will also be displayed in the web browser address bar at all times. Alternative possible uses of a CNAME record are to direct all of the traffic from various subdomains to their main 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 creating a CNAME record for a subdomain since this type of a record created for the main domain address makes it impossible to use email addresses.

CNAME Records in Cloud Website Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which we provide with each and every cloud website hosting plan, allows you to create CNAME records for any domain or subdomain hosted inside the account with just a few mouse clicks. If you aren't sure how to go about it, you should check the video tutorial that's available in the Control Panel, read the comprehensive Help article on the subject, or you can simply contact us and we will help you 24/7, even though it is not likely that you will experience any issues as all it takes to create a new CNAME record is to choose a domain/subdomain, input the hostname that you're forwarding to, and save the change. The new record will be fully active within the hour. Using CNAME records permits you to have better control of your domain names and website content and our system is simple and intuitive enough to allow people who have no previous experience to create this sort of records with ease.