If you want to forward 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 setting up such a record, the domain address being pointed loses all its records (A, MX, and so forth) and instead, it takes the A record of the domain it's forwarded 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 name and not only will it be pointed to the site you have created, but it'll also appear in the Internet browser address bar at all times. Other possible uses of a CNAME record are to forward all of the visitors from various subdomains to their main Internet domain, 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 because such a record created for the main domain name makes it impossible to use e-mail addresses.
CNAME Records in Website Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which we offer with each and every Linux website hosting package, allows you to create CNAME records for any domain name or subdomain hosted inside the account with just a few mouse clicks. If you're not confident how to go about it, you should check the video tutorial available in the CP, read the comprehensive Help article on the subject, or you can simply contact us and we will help you 24/7, although it is not likely you'll experience any problems as all it takes to create a new CNAME record is to choose a domain/subdomain, type in the hostname you're pointing to, and save the change. The new record will be fully active within the hour. Using CNAME records permits you to have better control over your domain addresses and site content and our system is simple and user-friendly enough to allow people with no previous experience to set up this kind of records easily.