Setting up a CNAME record for any of the domains or subdomains that you've got in a hosting account allows you to redirect it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded Internet domain will lose all of its records - A, MX and so on, and will take the records of the Internet domain it's being directed to. In this light, you cannot create a CNAME record to direct your domain to a third-party provider and retain a working email service with the first hosting provider. Additionally, it is important to note that a CNAME record is always a string of words and not a number as it is commonly confused with the A record of the Internet domain being redirected. One of the main uses of a CNAME record is to forward a domain that you own through one provider to the servers of another provider if you have created a website with the latter. That way, the site will appear under your own domain name, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party company.

CNAME Records in Cloud Website Hosting

You can easily set up CNAME records in case you have a Linux cloud website hosting service from our company. We will supply you with an easy-to-use Control Panel which allows you to view all DNS records for the domains and subdomains that are hosted inside the account. Creating a CNAME record involves a number of basic steps - pick the domain/subdomain, select CNAME as the type, enter the hostname you are pointing to, then just click on the Save button. The procedure is as basic as that and the new record will be active almost instantly. That way, you'll have more control over your domains and subdomains and over the content they open, you'll be able to create a private URL for company emails, and a lot more. If you feel unclear about how to create a new record or you have never done such a task, you will find there's a short video tutorial where you can see the whole process first-hand. If you want to edit or delete an existing CNAME record created for a domain/subdomain hosted on our end, it'll require literally only a mouse click to get it done.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You'll be able to set up, modify and delete CNAME records really easy with all of our semi-dedicated server plans. The accounts are managed using the custom Hepsia hosting CP, and in one of its sections you will see all records for every domain name or subdomain that you've added in your account. To create a new record, you have to select the hostname which will be forwarded (domain/subdomain), type where it will be forwarded to, choose the record type, which will be CNAME in this case, and you'll be all set. Even if you have never used a web hosting service before, our Control Panel is quite easy to use, so you will not have any difficulties. We also have a short video and an in-depth help article regarding how to set up a CNAME record, both of which could be found in the exact same section of Hepsia. With this function, you could easily use a domain name hosted on our cutting edge cloud hosting platform for an Internet site created elsewhere, create a custom webmail login address with any of your domain names, and a lot more.