If you would like to direct a domain name that you have to some other domain name or subdomain, a good way to do that would be to use a CNAME record. By creating such a record, the domain name being pointed loses all of its records (A, MX, etc) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain it's redirected to. By doing this, 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 Internet site 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 direct all the visitors from various subdomains to their main 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 because this type of a record set up for the main domain makes it impossible to use e-mail addresses.

CNAME Records in Shared Website Hosting

In case you have a shared website hosting plan from our company and you want to create a CNAME record, it'll take you a few clicks to make it happen. You can access the DNS records for all domain names and subdomains hosted within your account from the Hepsia CP offered with each and every plan and adding a new record is as basic as clicking on a button, selecting the type, which is CNAME in this case, entering the actual record value and saving the modification. If you have never added such a 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 aid you with this task. If you have set up a site via another company, you want to use a private URL for your webmail or you wish to designate a subdomain to be used with the services of a different company, like Google Apps, all it takes is creating a CNAME record with a few clicks within your CP.