If you would like to direct a domain name that you have to some other domain address or subdomain, one of the ways to do that would be to use a CNAME record. By setting up such a record, the domain being forwarded loses all its records (A, MX, and so forth) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain address it's redirected to. By doing this, if you are using 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 you have set up, but it'll also be displayed in the browser address bar at all times. Some other possible uses of a CNAME record are to redirect all of the traffic from various 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 name renders it impossible to use e-mail addresses.

CNAME Records in Shared Web Hosting

You can easily set up CNAME records provided you have a Linux shared web hosting plan from our company. We'll provide you with an easy-to-use Control Panel which allows you to see all DNS records for the domain names and subdomains that are hosted inside the account. Creating a CNAME record involves a few easy steps - pick the domain/subdomain, select CNAME as the type, enter the hostname you are pointing to, and then simply click on the Save button. The procedure is as elementary as that and the new record will be active almost right away. In this way, you are going to have more control over your domain names and subdomains and over the content they open, you can set up a private URL for company e-mails, and more. If you feel unsure about how to set up a new record or you have never done such a task, you will find a short video tutorial where you can see the whole process first-hand. If you choose to change or delete an existing CNAME record created for a domain/subdomain hosted on our end, it will take you literally only a mouse click to do it.