Creating a CNAME record for any of the domain names or subdomains that you've got within a hosting account will allow you to point 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's being directed to. In this light, you can't set up a CNAME record to point your domain to a third-party provider and retain a working e-mail service with the first hosting company. It is also essential to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words and not a number as it's generally mistaken for the A record of the domain name being forwarded. One of the main uses of a CNAME record is to point a domain name you own through one company to the servers of another provider assuming you have set up a website with the latter. This way, the Internet site will appear under your own domain address, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party company.

CNAME Records in Cloud Hosting

You can effortlessly set up CNAME records if you have a Linux cloud hosting through our company. We'll supply you with an easy-to-use CP that enables you to see all DNS records for the domain addresses and subdomains that are hosted within the account. Setting up a CNAME record includes a number of simple steps - select the domain/subdomain, choose CNAME as the type, enter the hostname you are pointing to, after that just click the Save button. The process is as basic as that and the new record is going to be active almost right away. That way, you are going to have more control over your domains and subdomains and over the content they open, you could set up a private URL for company e-mails, and a lot more. If you feel unsure about how to create 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 decide to change or delete an existing CNAME record created for a domain/subdomain hosted on our end, it'll take you literally simply a mouse click to get it done.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with every single one of our semi-dedicated server accounts, will enable you to set up a CNAME record effortlessly. Whether you want to create a private URL for your e-mails, to redirect a domain name to a subdomain inside the account or to forward a domain name to another provider and use some third-party service which they provide, it will not take you more than 3 clicks to create this type of record. All DNS records for the domain names and subdomains hosted in the semi-dedicated account are going to be listed in a separate section in the CP, so once you are there, all that you will have to do will be to choose the type of the record that you want to set up and the hostname for which you are creating it, and then input the actual record text. For your benefit, you can watch a short video within the Control Panel concerning how to set up a CNAME record or you can follow the instructions in the help article, which is available in the DNS records section.