Creating a CNAME record for any one of the domain names or subdomains that you've got within a hosting account will enable you to direct it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded domain name will lose all of its records - A, MX and so forth, and will take the records of the domain address it is being pointed to. In this light, you can't create a CNAME record to redirect your domain name to a third-party company and maintain a functional email service with the first hosting company. Also, it is essential to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words and never a number because it is regularly confused with the A record of the Internet domain being redirected. One of the major uses of a CNAME record is to forward a domain name which you own through one provider to the servers of some other company when you have set up an Internet site with the latter. By doing this, the Internet site will appear under your own domain name, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party company.

CNAME Records in Shared Hosting

You can easily create CNAME records provided you have a Linux shared hosting package with our company. We'll provide you with an easy-to-use CP which allows you to view all DNS records for the domain addresses and subdomains that are hosted within the account. Setting up a CNAME record requires a number of basic steps - pick the domain/subdomain, pick CNAME as the type, type in the hostname you are redirecting to, and then simply click on the Save button. The procedure is as simple as that and the new record is going to be active almost immediately. This way, you're going to have more control over your domains and subdomains and over the content they open, you could create a private URL for company e-mails, plus much more. If you feel unclear about how to create a new record or you have never done such a task, we have a short video tutorial where you can see the whole process first-hand. If you decide to edit or delete an existing CNAME record created for a domain/subdomain hosted on our end, it'll take you literally only a mouse click to do it.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You'll be able to create, change and delete CNAME records very easy with any of our semi-dedicated server plans. The accounts are managed through the custom Hepsia hosting CP, and in one of its sections you will see all records for any domain address or subdomain you have added in your account. To set up a new record, you only have to pick the hostname that will be forwarded (domain/subdomain), input where it will be forwarded to, select the record type, that'll 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 extremely intuitive to use, so you will not have any troubles. We also have a short video and an in-depth help article on how to set up a CNAME record, both of which could be found in the exact same section of Hepsia. With this feature, you can easily use a domain name hosted on our innovative cloud hosting platform for a site created somewhere else, set up a custom webmail login address with any of your domain addresses, plus much more.