Setting up a CNAME record for any one of the domain addresses or subdomains that you've got in the hosting account will enable you to point 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 Internet domain it's being forwarded to. In this light, you simply can't set up a CNAME record to forward your domain to a third-party company and keep 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 rather than a number because it is frequently confused with the A record of the domain being redirected. One of the main uses of a CNAME record is to direct a domain which you own through one provider to the servers of some other company when you have created a site with the latter. This way, the website will appear under your own domain, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party provider.

CNAME Records in Shared Website Hosting

You can effortlessly create CNAME records if you have a Linux shared website hosting from our company. We're going to provide you with an easy-to-use CP where you could see all DNS records for the domain addresses and subdomains that are hosted within the account. Creating a CNAME record includes several easy steps - select the domain/subdomain, pick CNAME as the type, enter the hostname you are redirecting to, after that just click the Save button. The process is as basic as that and the new record is going to be active almost immediately. That way, you're going to have more control over your domains and subdomains and over the content they open, you could create a private URL for company e-mails, and more. If you feel uncertain about how to set up a new record or you have never done such a task, we have a short video tutorial where you can see the whole process first-hand. If you want to modify or delete an existing CNAME record created for a domain/subdomain hosted on our end, it'll require literally only a click to get it done.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Managing DNS records usually appears to be a difficult task to people with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with each Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we offer, is very simple to use. If you'd like to set up a CNAME record for any purpose, all you need to do will be to choose the domain name or subdomain you need, pick the type of record, which will be CNAME in this case, then type the value i.e. the domain name or subdomain you are forwarding to. The procedure is quite simple and you can create the record in the DNS Records section of the CP. Within the hour the new record will be fully active and within a few hours it will propagate around the globe. If you aren't sure what you need to do, we've prepared a detailed help article and a short video tutorial on how to go about creating a CNAME record and they're both located within that same section of Hepsia. Naturally, you can also get in touch with us for help at any moment.