Setting up a CNAME record for any of the domains or subdomains you have in the hosting account will allow you to redirect it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded domain address will lose all of its records - A, MX etc, and will take the records of the Internet domain it is being directed to. In this light, you cannot set up a CNAME record to redirect your domain name to a third-party company and maintain a functional email service with the first provider. Also, it is very important to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words rather than a number because it is generally mistaken for the A record of the domain name being redirected. One of the main uses of a CNAME record is to point a domain which you own through one provider to the servers of another provider when you have created an Internet site with the latter. That way, the Internet site will appear under your own domain, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party provider.

CNAME Records in Cloud Hosting

You can easily set up CNAME records if you have a cloud package from our company. We'll provide you with an easy-to-use CP which allows you to see all DNS records for the domain names and subdomains that are hosted in the account. Setting up a CNAME record requires several basic steps - choose the domain/subdomain, pick CNAME as the type, type in the hostname you are forwarding to, after that simply click on the Save button. The process is as elementary as that and the new record is going to be active almost immediately. That way, you're going to have more control over your domains and subdomains and over the content they open, you'll be able to set up 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, you will find there's a short video tutorial in which 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 will take you literally only a click to make it happen.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You're going to be able to create, edit and delete CNAME records easily with any of our semi-dedicated server plans. The accounts are handled through the custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel, and in one of its sections you will see all records for every domain or subdomain that you have added in your account. To set up a new record, you need to select 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 are going to be all set. In case you haven't used a web hosting service before, our CP is incredibly easy to use, so you will not have any problems. We also have a short video and an in-depth help article concerning how to set up a CNAME record, both of which can be found in the same section of Hepsia. With this function, you can easily use a domain address hosted on our innovative cloud hosting platform for an Internet site created elsewhere, set up a custom webmail login address with any of your domain addresses, plus much more.