Setting up a CNAME record for each of the domains or subdomains that you've got in the hosting account will allow you to redirect it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded Internet domain will lose all its records - A, MX etc, and will take the records of the domain address it is being directed to. In this light, you simply can't set up a CNAME record to point your domain name to a third-party company and keep a working email service with the first 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 wrongly identified as the A record of the domain name being forwarded. One of the major uses of a CNAME record is to forward a domain address that you own through one provider to the servers of another provider if you have created a site with the latter. That way, the Internet site will appear under your own domain address, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party provider.

CNAME Records in Shared Web Hosting

Creating a CNAME record with our Linux shared web hosting packages is extremely easy. Our in-house built Hepsia CP has a section committed to the DNS records of your domain names, so you can set up a new CNAME record for any domain or subdomain hosted within your account in a couple of basic steps. You'll find a video tutorial within the same section where you can see the process first-hand. This feature offers you a number of options - if you set up a company website on our end, for example, the employees can use their e-mails with the company domain name, not with the address of our mail server. If you want to create a website through a different provider which offers online web design services, you can easily redirect a domain hosted here and use it for the website. Last, but not least, if you have a web-based store and you have a billing system for http://your-domain.com and/or an SSL certificate, you could create a CNAME record for the www subdomain and point it to the main domain name, so all your visitors will be forwarded to a secure URL.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You are going to be able to create, edit and delete CNAME records very easy with any one of our semi-dedicated server plans. The accounts are managed from the custom Hepsia hosting CP, and in one of its sections you will see all records for every domain or subdomain you have added in your account. To create a new record, you have to choose the hostname that'll be forwarded (domain/subdomain), enter where it is going to be forwarded to, select the record type, which will be CNAME in this case, and you will be all set. Even when you haven't used a web hosting service before, our Control Panel is incredibly intuitive to use, so you'll not have any difficulties. We also have a short video and an in-depth help article regarding how to create a CNAME record, both of which are located in the exact same section of Hepsia. With this feature, you can easily use a domain address hosted on our cutting edge cloud hosting platform for a site created someplace else, set up a custom webmail login address with any of your domains, and more.