Setting up a CNAME record for each of the domain names or subdomains you've got in the hosting account will permit you to forward it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded domain name will lose all its records - A, MX etc, and will take the records of the domain name it is being forwarded to. In this light, you cannot set up a CNAME record to forward your domain to a third-party company and retain a working e-mail service with the first provider. Additionally, it is very important to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words and not a number because it is often confused with the A record of the domain name being forwarded. One of the main uses of a CNAME record is to forward a domain you own through one provider to the servers of another provider if you have created a website with the latter. That way, the site will appear under your own domain, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party provider.

CNAME Records in Shared Website Hosting

You can easily set up CNAME records if you have a Linux shared website hosting from our company. We'll supply you with an easy-to-use CP where you can view all DNS records for the domains and subdomains that are hosted inside the account. Creating a CNAME record requires several simple steps - pick the domain/subdomain, select CNAME as the type, enter the hostname you are redirecting to, after that simply click the Save button. The process is as basic as that and the new record is going to be active almost instantly. This way, you are going to have more control over your domains and subdomains and over the content they open, you'll be able to set up a private URL for company emails, and more. If you feel unsure about how to set up a new record or you have never done such a task, you will find there's a short video tutorial in which you can see the whole process first-hand. If you want to modify or delete an existing CNAME record created for a domain/subdomain hosted on our end, it will take you literally simply a click to make it happen.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You are going to be able to set up, edit and delete CNAME records easily with any one of our semi-dedicated server plans. The accounts are handled using the custom Hepsia hosting CP, and in one of its sections you will see all records for any domain name or subdomain which you have added in your account. To set up a new record, you just need to pick the hostname that will be forwarded (domain/subdomain), input where it will be forwarded to, pick the record type, that will be CNAME in this case, and you'll be all set. In case you haven't used a web hosting service before, our CP is incredibly intuitive to use, so you will not have any troubles. We also have a short video and an in-depth help article on how to set up a CNAME record, both of which are available in the exact same section of Hepsia. With this function, you can easily use a domain name hosted on our revolutionary cloud hosting platform for a website created someplace else, create a custom webmail login address with any of your domain addresses, plus much more.