If you want to forward a domain address that you have to another domain or subdomain, the best way to do that would be to use a CNAME record. By creating such a record, the domain being pointed loses all its records (A, MX, etc) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain name it's 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 pointed to the website you have created, but it will also be displayed in the browser address bar at all times. Other possible uses of a CNAME record are to point all the traffic from different subdomains to their main domain address, 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 such a record set up for the main domain makes it impossible to use email addresses.

CNAME Records in Shared Website Hosting

The Hepsia hosting CP, which we offer with each and every Linux shared website hosting package, will permit you to set up CNAME records for every domain address or subdomain hosted within the account with only a few clicks. If you are not confident how to go about it, you can check out the video tutorial that's available in the Control Panel, read the in depth Help article on the subject, or just simply contact us and we will help you 24/7, even though it is not likely you'll experience any troubles as all it takes to set up a new CNAME record is to pick a domain/subdomain, type the hostname that you're forwarding to, and save the change. The new record will be fully active within the hour. Using CNAME records allows you to have better control over your domain addresses and site content and our system is simple and user-friendly enough to allow people with no previous experience to set up this sort of records with ease.