Setting up a CNAME record for any one of the domains or subdomains you have within a hosting account will permit you to point it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded domain name will lose all of its records - A, MX etc, and will take the records of the domain it is being pointed to. In this light, you simply can't create a CNAME record to direct your domain to a third-party provider and maintain a functional email service with the first hosting provider. It's also important to note that a CNAME record is always a string of words and not a number because it is frequently wrongly identified as the A record of the domain being forwarded. One of the primary uses of a CNAME record is to point a domain address which you own through one company to the servers of some other provider when you have created a site with the latter. That way, the website will appear under your own domain name, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party company.

CNAME Records in Shared Hosting

Setting up a CNAME record using our shared hosting is extremely easy. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel features a section devoted to the DNS records of your domain addresses, so you can create a new CNAME record for any domain or subdomain hosted within your account in just a few easy steps. You can find a video tutorial in the same section in which you can see the process first-hand. This feature provides you with a number of possibilities - if you create a company site on our end, for instance, the staff can use their emails with the company domain address, not with the address of our mail server. If you choose to set up a website using a different company which offers online web design services, you can easily forward a domain hosted here and use it for the website. Last, but not least, in case you have a web-based store and you have a billing system for and/or an SSL certificate, you'll be able to create a CNAME record for the www subdomain and direct it to the main domain name, so all your visitors will be forwarded to a secure URL.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

You'll be able to create, modify and delete CNAME records really easy with all of our semi-dedicated server plans. The accounts are handled from the custom Hepsia hosting CP, and in one of its sections you'll see all records for any domain name or subdomain which you have added in your account. To create a new record, you have to pick the hostname that'll be forwarded (domain/subdomain), input where it will be forwarded to, select the record type, that will be CNAME in this case, and you will be ready. Even when you haven't used a web hosting service before, our Control Panel is very intuitive to use, so you will not have any problems. We also have a short video and an in-depth help article regarding how to create a CNAME record, both of which could be found in the exact same section of Hepsia. With this feature, you could easily use a domain hosted on our innovative cloud hosting platform for a website created somewhere else, create a custom webmail login address with any of your domains, and more.