If you'd like to point a domain name that you have to a different domain or subdomain, a good way to do that would be to use a CNAME record. By creating such a record, the domain name being pointed loses all its records (A, MX, and so on) and instead, it takes the A record of the Internet domain it is forwarded to. That way, 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 redirected to the site you have created, but it'll also appear in the browser address bar at all times. Other possible uses of a CNAME record are to point all the traffic from various subdomains to their main domain address, or to use the webmail service of your hosting provider by using webmail.your-doman.com, for instance. The latter will work only by setting up a CNAME record for a subdomain because this type of a record set up for the main domain address makes it impossible to use email addresses.

CNAME Records in Web Hosting

You can effortlessly create CNAME records provided you have a Linux web hosting through our company. We're going to supply you with an easy-to-use Control Panel which allows you to observe all DNS records for the domains and subdomains that are hosted in the account. Setting up a CNAME record requires a few basic steps - pick the domain/subdomain, pick CNAME as the type, type in the hostname you are pointing to, after that simply click on the Save button. The process is as elementary as that and the new record is going to be active almost instantly. In this way, you'll have more control over your domain names and subdomains and over the content they open, you can create a private URL for company emails, and a lot more. If you feel uncertain about how to create a new record or you have never done such a task, you will find there's a short video tutorial in which you can see the whole process first-hand. If you decide to modify or delete an existing CNAME record created for a domain/subdomain hosted on our end, it'll take you literally just a click to get it done.