Creating a CNAME record for any of the domain names or subdomains you have in a hosting account will allow you to direct it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded Internet domain will lose all its records - A, MX etc, and will take the records of the domain name it's being pointed to. In this light, you cannot set up a CNAME record to redirect your domain to a third-party company and keep a working email service with the first hosting provider. Additionally, it is very important to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words and not a number as it's commonly mistaken for the A record of the domain address being forwarded. One of the major uses of a CNAME record is to direct a domain name you own through one company to the servers of another provider if you have created a site with the latter. In this way, the Internet site will appear under your own domain, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party provider.
CNAME Records in Cloud Website Hosting
The Hepsia hosting CP, which we provide with each and every Linux cloud website hosting service, will allow you to create CNAME records for every domain or subdomain hosted inside the account with just a few mouse clicks. If you're not certain how to go about it, you should check the video tutorial that is available inside the CP, read the comprehensive Help article on the subject, or just simply contact us and we will help you 24/7, even though it is not likely you'll experience any issues as all it takes to create a new CNAME record is to choose a domain/subdomain, enter the hostname you are redirecting to, and save the modification. The new record will be fully active within the hour. Using CNAME records allows you to have better control over your domain addresses and website content and our system is simple and intuitive enough to allow individuals with no previous experience to create this kind of records effortlessly.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
You will be able to create, change and delete CNAME records very easy with any of our semi-dedicated server plans. The accounts are managed through the custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel, and in one of its sections you will see all records for every domain name or subdomain that you've added in your account. To set up a new record, you just need to choose the hostname that will be forwarded (domain/subdomain), type in where it is going to be forwarded to, select the record type, that'll be CNAME in this case, and you are going to be ready. Even when you haven't used a web hosting service before, our CP is quite easy to use, so you'll not have any troubles. We also have a short video and an in-depth help article concerning how to set up 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 website created somewhere else, set up a custom webmail login address with any of your domain names, and much more.