Creating a CNAME record for each of the domains or subdomains that you have in a hosting account will enable you to direct it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded domain address will lose all of its records - A, MX and so on, and will take the records of the domain address it is being redirected to. In this light, you can't create a CNAME record to forward your domain name to a third-party provider and retain a functional email service with the first hosting company. Additionally, it is essential to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words and not a number because it is regularly confused with the A record of the Internet domain being forwarded. One of the main uses of a CNAME record is to forward a domain which you own through one provider to the servers of some other provider when you have created a website with the latter. By doing this, the website will appear under your own domain name, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party provider.

CNAME Records in Cloud Website Hosting

You can effortlessly set up CNAME records if you have a Linux cloud website hosting through our company. We'll supply you with an easy-to-use Control Panel where you could observe all DNS records for the domain addresses and subdomains that are hosted inside the account. Setting up a CNAME record includes a few easy steps - choose the domain/subdomain, pick CNAME as the type, enter the hostname you are forwarding to, after that simply click the Save button. The procedure is as elementary as that and the new record is going to be active almost right away. In this way, you will have more control over your domain names and subdomains and over the content they open, you could create a private URL for company e-mails, and more. If you feel uncertain about how to create a new record or you have never done such a task, you will find a short video tutorial where you can see the whole process first-hand. If you decide to modify or delete an existing CNAME record created for a domain/subdomain hosted on our end, it will take you literally just a click to make it happen.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server with our company and you want to set up a CNAME record, it will require just a few mouse clicks to complete this task. The plans are managed via our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP where you will see a section committed to the DNS records of the domain addresses and subdomains hosted in the account. To set up a CNAME record, you will only have to choose the record type and the hostname (domain or subdomain), type in where the latter is going to be forwarded to and save the change. The new record will be active almost right away in our system and will propagate worldwide within a couple of hours. Changing or deleting an existing CNAME record in the account is just as simple and takes a click. In case you experience any problems, you can go through our detailed help article, check out the short video on the topic that we have added in the Control Panel, or just contact us for assistance.