If you wish to direct a domain name that you have to some other domain name or subdomain, a good 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 forth) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain it is forwarded to. This way, if you use a web design service by some provider that gives you a subdomain, you can use an actual domain and not only will it be directed to the site that you have set up, but it'll also be displayed in the web browser address bar at all times. Other possible uses of a CNAME record are to redirect all the visitors from different subdomains to their main domain, or to use the webmail service of your webhosting company by using webmail.your-doman.com, for example. The latter will work only by setting up a CNAME record for a subdomain because this kind of a record created for the main domain renders it impossible to use e-mail addresses.
CNAME Records in Cloud Website Hosting
In case you have a cloud website hosting plan from our company and you wish to set up a CNAME record, it'll take you a few mouse 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 that comes with each plan and adding a new record is as simple as clicking on a button, picking out the type, that will be CNAME in this case, inputting the actual record value and saving the modification. In case you have never added such a record before, you will find a Help section with a detailed video tutorial that you can watch, or you can just contact us and we will aid you with this task. If you have created a website via another provider, 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 provider, such as Google Apps, all it takes is setting up a CNAME record with a couple of mouse clicks in your Control Panel.