If you want to point 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 creating such a record, the domain address being forwarded loses all of its records (A, MX, and so forth) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain address it is pointed to. By doing this, if you use 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 forwarded to the website that you've set up, but it will also be displayed in the Internet browser address bar at all times. Alternative possible uses of a CNAME record are to point all of the targeted traffic from different 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 since this type of a record set up for the main domain name makes it impossible to use e-mail addresses.

CNAME Records in Shared Hosting

Setting up a CNAME record with our Linux shared hosting is very easy. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel features a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domain names, so you can set up a new CNAME record for any domain or subdomain hosted inside your account in only a few easy steps. You can find a video tutorial within the same section where you can see the process first-hand. This feature offers you many opportunities - if you set up a company website on our end, for example, the staff can use their e-mails with the company domain address, not with the address of our mail server. If you choose to create a website by using a different provider that offers online web design services, you can easily redirect a domain hosted here and use it for the website. Last, but not least, if you have an online store and you have a billing system for http://your-domain.com and/or an SSL certificate, you are able to create a CNAME record for the www subdomain and redirect it to the main domain address, so all your customers will be forwarded to a secure URL.