If you would like to direct a domain address 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 pointed loses all its records (A, MX, and so forth) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain name it's directed 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 you have set up, but it'll also be displayed in the web browser address bar at all times. Some other possible uses of a CNAME record are to point all of the visitors 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 setting up a CNAME record for a subdomain simply because such a record set up for the main domain name renders it impossible to use e-mail addresses.

CNAME Records in Cloud Web Hosting

The Hepsia hosting CP, which we offer with each and every cloud web hosting, will permit you to set up CNAME records for every single domain name or subdomain hosted in the account with several clicks. If you're not confident how to go about it, you can check the video tutorial that's available in the Control Panel, read the comprehensive Help article on the subject, or simply contact us and we will help you 24/7, though it is unlikely you'll experience any troubles as all it takes to create a new CNAME record is to choose a domain/subdomain, type in 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 addresses and site content and our system is simple and intuitive enough to allow people with no previous experience to create this kind of records easily.