Creating a CNAME record for any one of the domain names or subdomains that you have in a hosting account will allow you to direct it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded Internet domain will lose all of its records - A, MX etc, and will take the records of the Internet domain it is being forwarded to. In this light, you simply can't create a CNAME record to redirect your domain to a third-party provider and retain a functional email service with the first hosting provider. Also, it is essential to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words and never a number because it is often wrongly identified as the A record of the domain being forwarded. One of the primary uses of a CNAME record is to direct a domain address that you own through one company to the servers of another company when you have created an Internet site with the latter. That way, the Internet site will appear under your own domain, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party provider.

CNAME Records in Cloud Web Hosting

Setting up a CNAME record through our Linux cloud web hosting is very simple. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel has a section dedicated 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 basic steps. You can find a video tutorial inside the same section in which you can see the process first-hand. This feature provides you with many possibilities - if you create a company site on our end, for example, the staff can use their e-mails with the company domain address, not with the address of our mail server. If you choose to set up a site through a different company that 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 an on-line store and you have a billing system for http://your-domain.com and/or an SSL certificate, you can create a CNAME record for the www subdomain and point it to the main domain name, so all your clients are going to be forwarded to a secure URL.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server through our company and you want to set up a CNAME record, it will take no more than a few clicks to complete this task. The plans are managed through our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP where you will discover a section committed to the DNS records of the domain names and subdomains hosted in the account. To set up a CNAME record, you will only have to pick the record type and the hostname (domain or subdomain), key in where the latter will be directed to and save the change. The new record will be active almost immediately in our system and will propagate worldwide within several hours. Changing or deleting an existing CNAME record within the account is just as simple and takes a click. In the event you experience any issues, you can go through our detailed help article, check out the short video on the subject that we have added in the Control Panel, or just contact us for assistance.