Creating a CNAME record for each of the domain addresses or subdomains you have in the hosting account allows you to direct it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded Internet domain will lose all its records - A, MX and so forth, and will take the records of the domain it is being forwarded to. In this light, you simply can't set up a CNAME record to redirect your domain to a third-party company and keep a functional 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 is often wrongly identified as the A record of the domain being forwarded. One of the main uses of a CNAME record is to point a domain address you own through one provider to the servers of some other provider if you have set up a website with the latter. That way, the site will appear under your own domain, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party provider.

CNAME Records in Hosting

Creating a CNAME record with our Linux hosting is quite easy. Our in-house built Hepsia CP includes a section devoted to the DNS records of your domain addresses, so you can set up a new CNAME record for any domain or subdomain hosted within your account in just a few simple steps. There is also a video tutorial inside the same section where you can see the process first-hand. This feature gives you a number of possibilities - if you build a company website on our end, as an illustration, the employees can use their e-mails with the company domain address, not with the address of our mail server. If you wish to create a website by using a different provider which offers online web design services, you can easily forward a domain hosted here and use it for the website. 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'll be able to set up a CNAME record for the www subdomain and point it to the main domain, so all your customers are going to be forwarded to a secure URL.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You will be able to set up, modify and delete CNAME records really easy with any one of our semi-dedicated server plans. The accounts are controlled from the custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel, and in one of its sections you'll see all records for any domain address or subdomain which you have added in your account. To set up a new record, you need to pick the hostname that will be forwarded (domain/subdomain), type in where it will be forwarded to, pick the record type, that will be CNAME in this case, and you will be ready. Even if you haven't used a web hosting service before, our Control Panel is very easy to use, so you will not have any problems. We also have a short video and an in-depth help article on how to create a CNAME record, both of which can be found in the same section of Hepsia. With this function, you can easily use a domain name hosted on our cutting edge cloud hosting platform for a site created someplace else, create a custom webmail login address with any of your domain addresses, plus much more.