If you'd like to direct a domain name that you have to another domain address or subdomain, a good way to do this would be to use a CNAME record. By setting up such a record, the domain being pointed loses all its records (A, MX, and so on) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain address it is redirected to. In this way, if you are using a web design service by some provider that gives you a subdomain, you can use an actual domain and not only will it be directed to the Internet site that you have created, but it'll also be displayed in the web browser address bar at all times. Some other possible uses of a CNAME record are to forward all of the traffic from different subdomains to their main domain name, or to use the webmail service of your hosting company by using webmail.your-doman.com, for example. The latter will work only by creating a CNAME record for a subdomain due to the fact that this kind of a record set up for the main domain renders it impossible to use email addresses.
CNAME Records in Cloud Hosting
You can easily create CNAME records in case you have a Linux cloud hosting from our company. We will supply you with an easy-to-use Control Panel that enables you to view all DNS records for the domains and subdomains which are hosted in the account. Creating a CNAME record includes a few simple steps - choose the domain/subdomain, select CNAME as the type, type in the hostname you are redirecting to, and then simply click the Save button. The procedure is as basic as that and the new record is going to be active almost immediately. This way, you are going to have more control over your domains and subdomains and over the content they open, you can create a private URL for company emails, plus much more. If you feel unclear about how to set up a new record or you have never done such a task, we have a short video tutorial where you can see the whole process first-hand. If you choose to edit or delete an existing CNAME record created for a domain/subdomain hosted on our end, it'll require literally simply a click to make it happen.