Setting up a CNAME record for any of the domain addresses or subdomains you've got in the hosting account will permit you to direct it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded domain will lose all of its records - A, MX and so on, and will take the records of the domain address it's being redirected to. In this light, you simply can't set up a CNAME record to direct your domain to a third-party provider and retain a working email service with the first provider. It's also very important to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words and never a number as it is regularly confused with the A record of the domain address being forwarded. One of the major uses of a CNAME record is to point a domain name which you own through one company to the servers of another company when you have set up an Internet site with the latter. This way, the website will appear under your own domain name, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party provider.
CNAME Records in Shared Website Hosting
You can easily create CNAME records provided you have a Linux shared website hosting service through our company. We're going to supply you with an easy-to-use CP where you could see all DNS records for the domains and subdomains that are hosted inside the account. Creating a CNAME record involves several easy steps - select the domain/subdomain, select CNAME as the type, enter the hostname you are redirecting to, and then simply click on the Save button. The process is as basic as that and the new record will be active almost right away. This way, you're going to have more control over your domain addresses and subdomains and over the content they open, you'll be able to set up a private URL for company e-mails, and a lot more. If you feel uncertain about how to create a new record or you have never done such a task, we have a short video tutorial in which you can see the whole process first-hand. If you choose to change or delete an existing CNAME record created for a domain/subdomain hosted on our end, it'll take you literally only a click to do it.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
You will be able to set up, edit and delete CNAME records easily with any one of our semi-dedicated server plans. The accounts are controlled via the custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel, and in one of its sections you'll see all records for any domain address or subdomain which you have added in your account. To create a new record, you have to pick the hostname which will be forwarded (domain/subdomain), input where it will be forwarded to, select the record type, that will be CNAME in this case, and you'll be ready. Even when you have never used a web hosting service before, our Control Panel is incredibly intuitive to use, so you'll not have any difficulties. We also have a short video and a detailed help article concerning how to set up a CNAME record, both of which could be found in the exact same section of Hepsia. With this feature, you can easily use a domain hosted on our groundbreaking 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.