If you want to point a domain name that you have to another domain name or subdomain, the best way to do this would be to use a CNAME record. By creating such a record, the domain being forwarded loses all of its records (A, MX, and so forth) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain name it's directed to. By doing this, if you are using a web design service by some company that gives you a subdomain, you can use an actual domain and not only will it be redirected to the site you have set up, but it will also be displayed in the web browser address bar at all times. Other possible uses of a CNAME record are to direct all the traffic from different subdomains to their main domain, or to use the webmail service of your webhosting company by using webmail.your-doman.com, for instance. The latter will work only by creating a CNAME record for a subdomain because this kind of a record set up for the main domain renders it impossible to use e-mail addresses.
CNAME Records in Cloud Web Hosting
Creating a CNAME record through our Linux cloud web hosting is quite easy. Our in-house built Hepsia CP includes a section committed to the DNS records of your domain addresses, so you can create a new CNAME record for any domain or subdomain hosted in your account in just a few simple steps. There is also a video tutorial inside the same section in which you can see the process first-hand. This feature gives you many possibilities - if you create a company website on our end, as an illustration, the workers can use their emails with the company domain address, not with the address of our mail server. If you want to set up a website using a different company which offers online web design services, you can easily forward a domain hosted here and use it for the site. Last, but not least, if you have an on-line store and you have a billing system for http://your-domain.com and/or an SSL certificate, you can set up a CNAME record for the www subdomain and direct it to the main domain, so all your visitors will be forwarded to a secure URL.