Creating a CNAME record for any one of the domains or subdomains you have in the hosting account will allow 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 address it is being pointed to. In this light, you can't create 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. It is also essential to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words rather than a number as it's often wrongly identified as the A record of the domain name being redirected. One of the main uses of a CNAME record is to direct a domain which you own through one company to the servers of some other provider when 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 Shared Hosting

Creating a CNAME record using our shared packages is very easy. Our in-house built Hepsia CP includes a section committed to the DNS records of your domains, so you can set up a new CNAME record for any domain or subdomain hosted inside your account in a couple of simple steps. You'll find a video tutorial inside the same section where you can see the process first-hand. This feature gives you various possibilities - if you set up a company site on our end, for example, the staff can use their emails with the company domain, not with the address of our mail server. If you decide to set up a website 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 and/or an SSL certificate, you'll be able to create a CNAME record for the www subdomain and direct it to the main domain name, so all your visitors are going to be forwarded to a secure URL.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You'll be able to create, edit and delete CNAME records very easy with any one of our semi-dedicated server plans. The accounts are controlled from the custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel, 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 have to pick the hostname which will be forwarded (domain/subdomain), type where it will be forwarded to, select the record type, which will be CNAME in this case, and you're going to be all set. Even if you haven't used a web hosting service before, our Control Panel is very easy to use, so you will not have any issues. We also have a short video and an in-depth help article on how to set up a CNAME record, both of which are located in the exact same section of Hepsia. With this function, you could easily use a domain name hosted on our revolutionary cloud hosting platform for a site created somewhere else, create a custom webmail login address with any of your domain addresses, and a lot more.