Setting up a CNAME record for each of the domains or subdomains you have in a hosting account allows you to point 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 redirected to. In this light, you can't set up a CNAME record to direct your domain to a third-party provider and maintain a functional e-mail service with the first provider. Additionally, it is essential to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words and never a number as it's frequently wrongly identified as the A record of the domain name being forwarded. One of the major uses of a CNAME record is to forward a domain address which you own through one company to the servers of another company when you have set up a website with the latter. In this way, the website will appear under your own domain address, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party company.
CNAME Records in Website Hosting
You can easily create CNAME records in case you have a Linux website hosting service from our company. We'll supply you with an easy-to-use CP which allows you to view all DNS records for the domain addresses and subdomains which are hosted inside the account. Setting up a CNAME record involves a few easy steps - choose the domain/subdomain, select CNAME as the type, enter the hostname you are pointing to, then simply click on the Save button. The process is as simple as that and the new record will be active almost right away. That way, you will have more control over your domain names and subdomains and over the content they open, you can set up a private URL for company e-mails, plus much more. If you feel unclear about how to set up a new record or you have never done such a task, we have a short video tutorial where you could see the whole process first-hand. If you choose to modify or delete an existing CNAME record created for a domain/subdomain hosted on our end, it'll require literally just a click to do it.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You will be able to create, edit and delete CNAME records easily with any one of our semi-dedicated server plans. The accounts are handled through the custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel, and in one of its sections you'll see all records for every domain or subdomain you have added in your account. To set up a new record, you simply have to choose the hostname that'll be forwarded (domain/subdomain), type in where it is going to be forwarded to, pick the record type, which will be CNAME in this case, and you will be ready. Even when you haven't used a web hosting service before, our Control Panel is quite intuitive to use, so you'll not have any problems. We also have a short video and an in-depth help article concerning how to create a CNAME record, both of which are located in the exact same section of Hepsia. With this feature, you can easily use a domain address hosted on our innovative cloud hosting platform for a site created elsewhere, set up a custom webmail login address with any of your domains, plus much more.