Setting up a CNAME record for each of the domain addresses or subdomains that you've got in the hosting account will allow you to redirect it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded Internet domain will lose all of its records - A, MX and so forth, and will take the records of the domain address it's being pointed to. In this light, you can't create a CNAME record to point your domain to a third-party provider and maintain a working email service with the first hosting company. It's also important to note that a CNAME record is always a string of words and never a number because it is commonly mistaken for the A record of the domain name being forwarded. One of the main uses of a CNAME record is to direct a domain address that you own through one provider to the servers of some other company in case you have set up a site with the latter. By doing this, the Internet site will appear under your own domain address, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party company.
CNAME Records in Cloud Hosting
Setting up a CNAME record with our cloud hosting is quite simple. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel includes a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domain addresses, so you can set up a new CNAME record for any domain or subdomain hosted in your account in a couple of simple steps. You will find a video tutorial within the same section where you can see the process first-hand. This feature offers you a variety of options - if you set up a company site on our end, as an illustration, the staff can use their e-mails with the company domain, not with the address of our mail server. If you choose to set up a site by using a different company that offers online web design services, you can easily forward a domain address hosted here and use it for the site. 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'll be able to set up 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 Hosting
You'll be able to create, edit and delete CNAME records really easy with any of our semi-dedicated server plans. The accounts are managed using the custom Hepsia hosting CP, and in one of its sections you'll see all records for every domain address or subdomain which you have added in your account. To set up a new record, you simply need to choose the hostname that will be forwarded (domain/subdomain), type in where it will be forwarded to, select the record type, that will be CNAME in this case, and you're going to be all set. Even if you have never used a web hosting service before, our Control Panel is incredibly easy to use, so you'll not have any difficulties. We also have a short video and an in-depth help article on how to create a CNAME record, both of which are available in the same section of Hepsia. With this feature, you could easily use a domain address hosted on our revolutionary cloud hosting platform for a website created someplace else, create a custom webmail login address with any of your domains, and more.