Creating a CNAME record for any one of the domain names or subdomains you have in a hosting account will permit you to direct it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded domain will lose all of its records - A, MX etc, and will take the records of the domain name it's being redirected to. In this light, you cannot set up a CNAME record to point your domain name to a third-party company and maintain a working e-mail service with the first hosting company. It's also very important to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words rather than a number as it's frequently mistaken for the A record of the domain address being forwarded. One of the major uses of a CNAME record is to direct a domain you own through one provider to the servers of some other company if you have created a website with the latter. By doing this, the site will appear under your own domain, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party company.

CNAME Records in Web Hosting

You can easily create CNAME records if you have a Linux web hosting package through our company. We are going to supply you with an easy-to-use CP that enables you to observe all DNS records for the domain addresses and subdomains that are hosted in the account. Setting up a CNAME record includes a few easy steps - pick the domain/subdomain, select CNAME as the type, enter the hostname you are forwarding to, and then just click the Save button. The procedure is as simple as that and the new record is going to be active almost immediately. This way, you'll have more control over your domain names and subdomains and over the content they open, you'll be able to set up a private URL for company emails, and a lot more. If you feel uncertain 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 choose to edit or delete an existing CNAME record created for a domain/subdomain hosted on our end, it will take you literally just a mouse click to get it done.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You are going to be able to create, change and delete CNAME records very easy with all of our semi-dedicated server plans. The accounts are handled using the custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel, and in one of its sections you'll see all records for any domain name or subdomain you have added in your account. To create a new record, you only need to pick the hostname that'll be forwarded (domain/subdomain), enter where it is going to be forwarded to, select the record type, that'll be CNAME in this case, and you'll be all set. Even when you have never used a web hosting service before, our Control Panel is very easy to use, so you'll not have any difficulties. We also have a short video and a detailed help article concerning how to set up a CNAME record, both of which are available in the same section of Hepsia. With this function, you could easily use a domain address hosted on our revolutionary cloud hosting platform for a website created elsewhere, create a custom webmail login address with any of your domain addresses, and much more.