If you wish to forward a domain that you have to a different domain address or subdomain, a good way to do this would be to use a CNAME record. By creating such a record, the domain being forwarded loses all its records (A, MX, and so on) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain address it's pointed 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 and not only will it be forwarded to the website that you have created, but it will also be displayed in the web browser address bar at all times. Some other possible uses of a CNAME record are to redirect all the traffic from various subdomains to their main Internet domain, or to use the webmail service of your hosting company by using webmail.your-doman.com, for example. The latter will work only by setting up a CNAME record for a subdomain simply because this type of a record created for the main domain makes it impossible to use e-mail addresses.

CNAME Records in Cloud Web Hosting

Setting up a CNAME record using our Linux cloud web hosting services is very simple. Our in-house built Hepsia CP features a section committed to the DNS records of your domain names, so you can create a new CNAME record for any domain or subdomain hosted within your account in only a few basic steps. You'll find a video tutorial inside the same section in which you can see the process first-hand. This feature provides you with a variety of possibilities - if you build a company site on our end, for example, the workers can use their emails with the company domain, not with the address of our mail server. If you wish to set up an Internet site by using a different company which offers online web design services, you can easily forward a domain name hosted here and use it for the site. 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 could create a CNAME record for the www subdomain and redirect it to the main domain address, so all your visitors are going to be forwarded to a secure URL.