Setting up a CNAME record for each of the domain names or subdomains you have in the hosting account will permit you to point it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded domain address will lose all its records - A, MX and so forth, and will take the records of the domain it is being pointed to. In this light, you can't set up a CNAME record to redirect your domain name to a third-party company and keep a working e-mail service with the first hosting company. Additionally, it is very important to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words rather than a number as it is generally wrongly identified as the A record of the domain name being redirected. One of the primary uses of a CNAME record is to direct a domain address that you own through one company to the servers of another company when you have created a site with the latter. In this way, the site will appear under your own domain name, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party provider.

CNAME Records in Cloud Hosting

Setting up a CNAME record using our Linux cloud packages is really simple. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel 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 only a few simple steps. You can find a video tutorial within the same section where you can see the process first-hand. This feature gives you a variety of possibilities - if you create a company website on our end, as an illustration, the employees can use their emails with the company domain name, not with the address of our mail server. If you decide to create a site through a different provider which offers online web design services, you can easily forward a domain address hosted here and use it for the website. Last, but not least, if you have an online 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 point it to the main domain, so all your visitors are going to be forwarded to a secure URL.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server with our company and you wish to set up a CNAME record, it requires just a couple of mouse clicks to complete this task. The plans are managed through our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP where you will find a section devoted to the DNS records of the domain names and subdomains hosted inside the account. To create a CNAME record, you will simply have to select the record type and the hostname (domain or subdomain), input where the latter will be pointed to and save the modification. The new record will be active almost right away in our system and will propagate worldwide within several hours. Modifying or deleting an existing CNAME record in the account is equally easy and takes a click. If you experience any issues, you can go through our detailed help article, see the short video on the topic that we have added in the Control Panel, or just contact us for assistance.