Setting up a CNAME record for each of the domain names or subdomains that you've got within a hosting account allows you to redirect it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded domain address will lose all its records - A, MX and so forth, and will take the records of the Internet domain it's being directed to. In this light, you cannot set up a CNAME record to direct your domain to a third-party company and retain a functional e-mail service with the first hosting provider. Additionally, it is essential to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words and never a number because it is frequently wrongly identified as the A record of the domain being redirected. One of the major uses of a CNAME record is to direct a domain address which you own through one company to the servers of another company when you have created a site with the latter. In this way, the website will appear under your own domain name, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party provider.

CNAME Records in Cloud Web Hosting

You can easily create CNAME records in case you have a cloud web hosting from our company. We are going to 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 within the account. Setting up a CNAME record requires a number of easy steps - select the domain/subdomain, pick CNAME as the type, type in the hostname you are forwarding to, and then just click on the Save button. The process 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 domain addresses and subdomains and over the content they open, you could set up a private URL for company emails, and more. If you feel unsure about how to set up a new record or you have never done such a task, you will find a short video tutorial where you can see the whole process first-hand. If you want to modify or delete an existing CNAME record created for a domain/subdomain hosted on our end, it'll take you literally just a click to get it done.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will be able to set up, edit and delete CNAME records really easy with all of our semi-dedicated server plans. The accounts are handled through the custom Hepsia hosting CP, and in one of its sections you will see all records for every domain address or subdomain which you have added in your account. To set up a new record, you only have to select the hostname that'll be forwarded (domain/subdomain), enter where it is going to be forwarded to, pick the record type, that will be CNAME in this case, and you'll be all set. In case you haven't used a web hosting service before, our Control Panel is quite intuitive to use, so you will not have any problems. We also have a short video and a detailed help article on how to create 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 cutting edge cloud hosting platform for an Internet site created someplace else, set up a custom webmail login address with any of your domain addresses, and a lot more.