Setting up a CNAME record for any of the domain names or subdomains that you have within a hosting account allows you to direct it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded domain name will lose all its records - A, MX and so forth, and will take the records of the domain name it is being directed to. In this light, you 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 provider. It is also essential to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words rather than a number as it is regularly 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 which you own through one company to the servers of another provider when you have set up a site with the latter. In this way, the website will appear under your own domain, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party company.
CNAME Records in Cloud Web Hosting
Setting up a CNAME record with our Linux cloud web hosting service is really easy. Our in-house built Hepsia CP includes a section devoted to the DNS records of your domain names, so you can set up a new CNAME record for any domain or subdomain hosted in your account in just a few basic steps. There is also a video tutorial inside the same section in which you can see the process first-hand. This feature offers you various opportunities - if you create a company website on our end, as an illustration, the employees can use their e-mails with the company domain, not with the address of our mail server. If you decide to create a website by using a different provider that offers online web design services, you can easily forward a domain hosted here and use it for the website. Last, but not least, if you have a web-based store and you have a billing system for http://your-domain.com and/or an SSL certificate, you can set up a CNAME record for the www subdomain and direct it to the main domain name, so all your clients are going to be forwarded to a secure URL.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
You'll be able to create, modify and delete CNAME records very easy with all of our semi-dedicated server plans. The accounts are controlled from the custom Hepsia hosting CP, 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 create a new record, you just need to pick the hostname which will be forwarded (domain/subdomain), input where it will be forwarded to, select the record type, which will be CNAME in this case, and you will be ready. In case you have never 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 concerning how to set up a CNAME record, both of which can be found in the exact same section of Hepsia. With this function, you can easily use a domain hosted on our cutting edge cloud hosting platform for a website created elsewhere, set up a custom webmail login address with any of your domain names, and more.