Setting up a CNAME record for any one of the domains or subdomains you've got in the hosting account will allow you to forward it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded domain address will lose all of its records - A, MX etc, and will take the records of the domain it is being redirected to. In this light, you can't set up a CNAME record to direct your domain name to a third-party company and keep a working e-mail service with the first hosting company. Also, it is very important to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words and never a number as it's commonly mistaken for the A record of the domain address being redirected. One of the primary uses of a CNAME record is to forward a domain address which you own through one provider to the servers of some other provider in case you have created an Internet site with the latter. That way, the website will appear under your own domain address, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party provider.

CNAME Records in Cloud Website Hosting

Creating a CNAME record with our cloud website hosting packages is quite simple. Our in-house built Hepsia CP features a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domain names, so you can create a new CNAME record for any domain or subdomain hosted within your account in a couple of easy steps. You can find a video tutorial in the same section where you can see the process first-hand. This feature offers you a variety of possibilities - if you build a company website on our end, for example, the employees can use their e-mails with the company domain, not with the address of our mail server. If you wish to set up a site using a different company which offers online web design services, you can easily redirect a domain address hosted here and use it for the site. 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 could set up a CNAME record for the www subdomain and direct it to the main domain address, so all your visitors are going to be forwarded to a secure URL.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with every single one of our semi-dedicated server accounts, will allow you to set up a CNAME record easily. In case you want to create a private URL for your emails, to redirect a domain address to a subdomain in the account or to forward a domain name to another provider and use some third-party service which they provide, it will not require more than 3 mouse clicks to set up this type of record. All DNS records for the domain names and subdomains hosted in the semi-dedicated account are going to be listed in a separate section in the CP, so once you are there, all you will have to do will be to select the type of the record that you want to create and the hostname for which you are creating it, and then enter the actual record text. For your convenience, you can see a short video in the CP on how to create a CNAME record or you can follow the instructions in the help article, which is available in the DNS records section.