Setting up a CNAME record for any one of the domain addresses or subdomains you've got in the hosting account will permit you to point 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 domain it is being directed to. In this light, you cannot create a CNAME record to direct your domain to a third-party provider and retain a functional email service with the first hosting company. It is also important to note that a CNAME record is always a string of words and not a number as it's regularly confused with the A record of the domain address being forwarded. One of the major uses of a CNAME record is to direct a domain address you own through one company to the servers of another provider in case you have set up a website with the latter. That way, the website will appear under your own domain address, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party company.

CNAME Records in Cloud Hosting

Creating a CNAME record using our Linux cloud service is quite easy. Our in-house built Hepsia CP has a section committed to the DNS records of your domains, so you can set up a new CNAME record for any domain or subdomain hosted in your account in only a few simple steps. You'll find a video tutorial in the same section in which you can see the process first-hand. This feature will give you various possibilities - if you set up a company site on our end, as an illustration, the workers can use their emails with the company domain address, not with the address of our mail server. If you wish to create a site by using a different company which offers online web design services, you can easily forward a domain address 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'll be able to set up a CNAME record for the www subdomain and direct it to the main domain address, so all your visitors will be forwarded to a secure URL.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

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