Creating a CNAME record for any of the domain addresses or subdomains you have in a hosting account allows you to redirect it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded domain name will lose all of 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 simply can't set up a CNAME record to redirect your domain to a third-party provider and maintain a working email service with the first hosting company. It is also important to note that a CNAME record is always a string of words rather than a number because it is often wrongly identified as the A record of the domain address being forwarded. One of the main uses of a CNAME record is to direct a domain address which you own through one provider to the servers of another provider if you have set up a website with the latter. This way, the site will appear under your own domain name, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party company.
CNAME Records in Cloud Website Hosting
Setting up a CNAME record through our Linux cloud website hosting is extremely simple. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel has a section devoted to the DNS records of your domain names, so you can set up a new CNAME record for any domain or subdomain hosted in your account in just a few easy steps. You can find a video tutorial in the same section in which you can see the process first-hand. This feature gives you various options - if you create a company site on our end, for instance, the employees can use their e-mails with the company domain address, not with the address of our mail server. If you want to create a site through a different company which offers online web design services, you can easily redirect a domain name hosted here and use it for the site. Last, but not least, in case you have a web-based store and you have a billing system for http://your-domain.com and/or an SSL certificate, you are able to create a CNAME record for the www subdomain and redirect it to the main domain name, so all your clients will be forwarded to a secure URL.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You will be able to create, modify and delete CNAME records easily with any of our semi-dedicated server plans. The accounts are controlled from the custom Hepsia hosting CP, and in one of its sections you'll see all records for every domain address or subdomain that you've added in your account. To set up a new record, you only need to choose the hostname that'll be forwarded (domain/subdomain), input where it will be forwarded to, pick the record type, that will be CNAME in this case, and you are going to be all set. Even if you have never used a web hosting service before, our Control Panel is extremely easy to use, so you will not have any issues. We also have a short video and an in-depth help article regarding how to set up a CNAME record, both of which can be found in the same section of Hepsia. With this feature, you can easily use a domain address hosted on our revolutionary cloud hosting platform for an Internet site created elsewhere, create a custom webmail login address with any of your domain addresses, and much more.