Setting up a CNAME record for any of the domain names or subdomains you have within a hosting account allows you to forward it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded Internet domain will lose all its records - A, MX and so on, and will take the records of the Internet domain it's being forwarded to. In this light, you cannot create a CNAME record to direct your domain to a third-party company and keep a functional e-mail service with the first hosting provider. It is also essential to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words and never a number as it is often mistaken for the A record of the Internet domain being forwarded. One of the primary uses of a CNAME record is to direct a domain address you own through one company to the servers of another provider when you have created a site with the latter. By doing this, the Internet site will appear under your own domain, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party provider.
CNAME Records in Shared Hosting
You can easily create CNAME records provided you have a Linux shared hosting through our company. We're going to provide you with an easy-to-use Control Panel where you can view all DNS records for the domains and subdomains that are hosted within the account. Setting up a CNAME record includes several basic steps - select the domain/subdomain, choose CNAME as the type, enter the hostname you are pointing to, after that simply click on the Save button. The process is as simple as that and the new record will be active almost instantly. This way, you'll have more control over your domain addresses and subdomains and over the content they open, you can create a private URL for company emails, and more. If you feel unclear about how to set up 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 will take you literally only a mouse click to get it done.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You will be able to set up, modify and delete CNAME records really easy with all of our semi-dedicated server plans. The accounts are controlled through the custom Hepsia hosting CP, and in one of its sections you will see all records for any domain address or subdomain that you've added in your account. To set up a new record, you need to select the hostname that'll be forwarded (domain/subdomain), type where it will be forwarded to, select the record type, that'll be CNAME in this case, and you are going to be ready. In case you have never used a web hosting service before, our CP is incredibly intuitive to use, so you'll not have any issues. We also have a short video and an in-depth help article on 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 revolutionary cloud hosting platform for a site created somewhere else, set up a custom webmail login address with any of your domain names, plus much more.