Setting up a CNAME record for each of the domains or subdomains that you have in a hosting account will allow you to redirect it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded domain will lose all of its records - A, MX and so forth, and will take the records of the Internet domain it's being forwarded to. In this light, you can't create a CNAME record to forward your domain name to a third-party company and keep a working email service with the first hosting company. It is also important to note that a CNAME record is always a string of words and not a number because it is commonly confused with the A record of the domain name being redirected. One of the main uses of a CNAME record is to forward a domain name which you own through one company to the servers of another provider when you have created an Internet site with the latter. By doing this, the Internet site will appear under your own domain, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party provider.

CNAME Records in Cloud Website Hosting

Creating a CNAME record through our Linux cloud website hosting packages is very simple. Our in-house built Hepsia CP includes a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domains, so you can create a new CNAME record for any domain or subdomain hosted in your account in a couple of easy steps. There is also a video tutorial within the same section in which you can see the process first-hand. This feature gives you many opportunities - if you build a company website on our end, for example, the workers can use their e-mails with the company domain name, not with the address of our mail server. If you choose to create an Internet site through a different provider that offers online web design services, you can easily redirect a domain hosted here and use it for the website. Last, but not least, in case you have an on-line store and you have a billing system for http://your-domain.com and/or an SSL certificate, you can create a CNAME record for the www subdomain and forward it to the main domain address, so all your clients are going to be forwarded to a secure URL.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Managing DNS records usually seems a tough task to the people with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with each and every Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we offer, is extremely easy to use. If you'd like to set up a CNAME record for any purpose, all that you have to do will be to select the domain address or subdomain you need, choose the type of record, which will be CNAME in this case, then type the value i.e. the domain address or subdomain you are forwarding to. The process is quite easy and you can create the record in the DNS Records section of the Control Panel. Within the hour the new record will be completely active and within a couple of hours it is going to propagate around the world. If you are not sure what you need to do, we have prepared an in depth help article and a short video tutorial regarding how to go about creating a CNAME record and they are both situated in that same section of Hepsia. Naturally, you can also get in touch with us for help anytime.