If you want to point a domain name that you have to some other domain name or subdomain, the best way to do this would be to use a CNAME record. By setting up such a record, the domain address being pointed loses all of its records (A, MX, and so on) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain name it is directed 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 redirected to the website that you've set up, but it'll also appear in the browser address bar at all times. Other possible uses of a CNAME record are to redirect all the targeted 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 since this type of a record set up for the main domain address makes it impossible to use e-mail 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 create CNAME records for every single domain address or subdomain hosted inside the account with just a few clicks. If you're not confident how to go about it, you should check the video tutorial available inside the Control Panel, read the comprehensive Help article on the subject, or you can simply contact us and we can help you 24/7, though it is not likely that you'll experience any difficulties as all it takes to set up a new CNAME record is to pick a domain/subdomain, type the hostname you are pointing to, and save the modification. The new record is going to be fully active within the hour. Using CNAME records permits you to have better control of your domain addresses and website content and our system is simple and user-friendly enough to allow individuals with no previous experience to create such records with ease.