Setting up a CNAME record for any of the domain addresses or subdomains you have within a hosting account will allow you to direct it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded domain name will lose all its records - A, MX and so forth, and will take the records of the domain address it's being pointed to. In this light, you simply can't set up a CNAME record to forward your domain name to a third-party company and keep a working e-mail service with the first provider. It's also very important to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words and never a number because it is generally wrongly identified as the A record of the domain address being forwarded. One of the major uses of a CNAME record is to direct a domain name which you own through one company to the servers of some other company when you have set up a site with the latter. By doing this, the Internet site will appear under your own domain name, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party company.

CNAME Records in Cloud Hosting

You can easily set up CNAME records provided you have a cloud hosting from our company. We'll supply you with an easy-to-use CP where you could view all DNS records for the domains and subdomains that are hosted in the account. Setting up a CNAME record requires a few basic steps - choose the domain/subdomain, select CNAME as the type, enter the hostname you are redirecting to, then just click on the Save button. The process is as basic as that and the new record will be active almost immediately. That way, you are going to have more control over your domain names and subdomains and over the content they open, you could create a private URL for company emails, and a lot more. If you feel uncertain about how to set up a new record or you have never done such a task, we have a short video tutorial in which you can see the whole process first-hand. If you want to edit or delete an existing CNAME record created for a domain/subdomain hosted on our end, it'll require literally simply a click to do it.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server from our company and you want to create a CNAME record, it takes just a few clicks to complete this task. The plans are managed through our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP in which you will discover a section dedicated 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 select the record type and the hostname (domain or subdomain), enter where the latter is going to be pointed to and save the modification. The new record will be active almost right away in our system and will propagate worldwide within several hours. Changing or deleting an existing CNAME record within the account is just as simple and takes a click. In the event you experience any troubles, you can go through our detailed help article, check out the short video on the topic that we have added in the CP, or just contact us for help.