Creating a CNAME record for any of the domain names or subdomains that you've got in a hosting account will allow you to forward it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded domain name will lose all of its records - A, MX and so forth, and will take the records of the domain it is being redirected to. In this light, you cannot create a CNAME record to point your domain name to a third-party company 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 rather than a number because it is frequently mistaken for the A record of the domain name being redirected. One of the primary uses of a CNAME record is to direct a domain address which you own through one provider to the servers of another company in case you have created a website with the latter. This way, the site will appear under your own domain address, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party provider.
CNAME Records in Hosting
You can easily create CNAME records if you have a Linux hosting from our company. We are going to provide you with an easy-to-use Control Panel where you can see all DNS records for the domain addresses and subdomains that are hosted within the account. Creating a CNAME record involves a few basic steps - pick the domain/subdomain, select CNAME as the type, enter the hostname you are redirecting to, and then just click the Save button. The process is as easy as that and the new record will be active almost instantly. In this way, you'll have more control over your domains and subdomains and over the content they open, you could create a private URL for company emails, and much more. If you feel unsure about how to set up a new record or you have never done such a task, you will find a short video tutorial in which you can see the whole process first-hand. If you want to edit or delete an existing CNAME record created for a domain/subdomain hosted on our end, it will take you literally only a click to do it.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You are going to be able to create, modify and delete CNAME records really easy with any of our semi-dedicated server plans. The accounts are managed via the custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel, and in one of its sections you'll see all records for every domain name or subdomain which you have added in your account. To set up a new record, you only have to choose the hostname which will be forwarded (domain/subdomain), input where it is going to be forwarded to, select the record type, that'll be CNAME in this case, and you are going to be all set. In case you have never used a web hosting service before, our Control Panel is extremely easy to use, so you'll not have any problems. We also have a short video and an in-depth 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 function, you can easily use a domain name hosted on our revolutionary cloud hosting platform for an Internet site created somewhere else, set up a custom webmail login address with any of your domains, and much more.