Setting up a CNAME record for any one of the domain addresses or subdomains you've got in a hosting account will enable you to redirect it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded domain will lose all of its records - A, MX and so forth, and will take the records of the domain address it is being redirected to. In this light, you cannot set up a CNAME record to redirect your domain to a third-party provider and maintain a working e-mail service with the first provider. It is also very important to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words and not a number because it is often confused with the A record of the domain address being forwarded. One of the major uses of a CNAME record is to forward a domain you own through one provider to the servers of some other company assuming 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 Shared Website Hosting

You can effortlessly create CNAME records if you have a shared website hosting through our company. We will supply you with an easy-to-use Control Panel which allows you to view all DNS records for the domain names and subdomains that are hosted within the account. Creating a CNAME record requires a few simple steps - pick the domain/subdomain, select CNAME as the type, enter the hostname you are redirecting to, after that simply click the Save button. The process is as elementary as that and the new record is going to be active almost right away. This way, you'll have more control over your domain addresses and subdomains and over the content they open, you could create a private URL for company e-mails, plus much more. If you feel uncertain about how to create a new record or you have never done such a task, you will find a short video tutorial where you could see the whole process first-hand. If you decide to change or delete an existing CNAME record created for a domain/subdomain hosted on our end, it'll require literally just a mouse click to make it happen.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You are going to be able to set up, change and delete CNAME records really easy with any one 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 every domain address or subdomain which you have added in your account. To set up a new record, you just have to choose the hostname that will be forwarded (domain/subdomain), type in where it will be forwarded to, select the record type, that'll be CNAME in this case, and you'll be all set. In case you have never used a web hosting service before, our Control Panel is incredibly intuitive to use, so you'll not have any difficulties. We also have a short video and an in-depth help article regarding how to set up a CNAME record, both of which can be found in the same section of Hepsia. With this feature, you could easily use a domain address hosted on our groundbreaking cloud hosting platform for a website created somewhere else, set up a custom webmail login address with any of your domain addresses, and more.