If you would like to direct a domain address that you have to a different domain or subdomain, one of the ways to do that 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 name it's pointed to. By doing this, 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 Internet site which you have created, but it'll also be displayed in the browser address bar at all times. Some other possible uses of a CNAME record are to direct all of the traffic from various subdomains to their main domain name, or to use the webmail service of your hosting provider by using webmail.your-doman.com, for example. The latter will work only by creating a CNAME record for a subdomain simply because this kind of a record created for the main domain name renders it impossible to use e-mail addresses.

CNAME Records in Cloud Hosting

If you have a cloud hosting plan through our company and you would like to create a CNAME record, it'll take you only a few mouse clicks to do it. You can access the DNS records for all domains and subdomains hosted inside your account through the Hepsia Control Panel included with every single plan and adding a new record is as simple as clicking on a button, picking out the type, which is CNAME in this case, inputting the actual record value and saving the change. If you have never added this kind of record before, you will discover a Help section with a detailed video tutorial you can watch, or you can simply contact us and we will help you with this task. If you have built a website through another company, you want to use a private URL for your webmail or you would like to designate a subdomain for use with the services of a different company, for instance Google Apps, all it takes is setting up a CNAME record with a few mouse clicks in your Control Panel.