Creating a CNAME record for any one of the domains or subdomains you have within a hosting account will allow you to redirect it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded 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 create a CNAME record to forward your domain to a third-party provider and maintain a working e-mail service with the first hosting provider. It's also essential to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words and never a number because it is commonly mistaken for the A record of the domain being redirected. One of the major uses of a CNAME record is to direct a domain address you own through one provider to the servers of some other provider in case you have created an Internet site with the latter. This way, the Internet site will appear under your own domain address, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party provider.

CNAME Records in Cloud Hosting

Setting up a CNAME record through our Linux cloud hosting is very simple. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel features a section devoted to the DNS records of your domains, so you can set up a new CNAME record for any domain or subdomain hosted within your account in only a few simple steps. You can find a video tutorial in the same section where you can see the process first-hand. This feature gives you various possibilities - if you create a company website on our end, for instance, the staff can use their emails with the company domain, not with the address of our mail server. If you wish to set up an Internet site using a different company that offers online web design services, you can easily redirect a domain name hosted here and use it for the site. Last, but not least, if you have an on-line store and you have a billing system for http://your-domain.com and/or an SSL certificate, you can create a CNAME record for the www subdomain and redirect it to the main domain address, so all your visitors are going to be forwarded to a secure URL.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You'll be able to create, modify and delete CNAME records easily with any of our semi-dedicated server plans. The accounts are handled via the custom Hepsia hosting CP, and in one of its sections you will see all records for every domain or subdomain that you've added in your account. To set up a new record, you only have to choose the hostname that'll be forwarded (domain/subdomain), input where it is going to be forwarded to, pick the record type, that'll be CNAME in this case, and you'll be ready. Even if you have never used a web hosting service before, our Control Panel is quite easy to use, so you will not have any troubles. We also have a short video and an in-depth help article concerning how to create a CNAME record, both of which could be found 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 site created elsewhere, create a custom webmail login address with any of your domain addresses, and a lot more.