Creating a CNAME record for any one of the domain names or subdomains you've got in the hosting account will allow you to point it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded domain address will lose all 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 cannot set up a CNAME record to forward your domain name to a third-party company and retain a functional email service with the first provider. It is also important to note that a CNAME record is always a string of words rather than a number because it is commonly wrongly identified as the A record of the domain name being redirected. One of the primary uses of a CNAME record is to forward a domain address which you own through one company to the servers of another company assuming you have set up an Internet site with the latter. In this way, the Internet site will appear under your own domain address, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party provider.

CNAME Records in Cloud Hosting

You can easily create CNAME records if you have a Linux cloud package through our company. We'll supply you with an easy-to-use Control Panel that enables you to observe all DNS records for the domain addresses and subdomains that are hosted within the account. Creating a CNAME record requires several basic steps - select the domain/subdomain, pick CNAME as the type, enter the hostname you are pointing to, and then just click on the Save button. The process is as basic as that and the new record will be active almost immediately. In this way, you're going to have more control over your domains and subdomains and over the content they open, you'll be able to set up a private URL for company emails, plus 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 where you could see the whole process first-hand. If you decide to edit or delete an existing CNAME record created for a domain/subdomain hosted on our end, it'll require literally just a mouse click to get it done.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each of our semi-dedicated server accounts, will enable you to create a CNAME record easily. If you want to create a private URL for your e-mails, to redirect a domain address to a subdomain inside the account or to forward a domain name to another provider and use some third-party service that they provide, it won't require more than 3 clicks to set up such a record. All DNS records for the domain addresses and subdomains hosted inside the semi-dedicated account are going to be listed in a separate section in the Control Panel, so when you're there, all that you will have to do will be to select the type of the record that you want to create and the hostname for which you are creating it, and then input the actual record text. For your benefit, you can watch a short video in the Control Panel about how to create a CNAME record or you can refer to the instructions in the help article, that is available in the DNS records section.