Setting up a CNAME record for any of the domains or subdomains that you've got within a hosting account will permit you to point it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded domain will lose all its records - A, MX and so on, and will take the records of the domain address it is being forwarded to. In this light, you cannot set up a CNAME record to forward your domain name to a third-party company and retain a functional email service with the first hosting company. It is also important to note that a CNAME record is always a string of words and never a number because it is often wrongly identified as the A record of the domain being redirected. One of the major uses of a CNAME record is to forward a domain address which you own through one company to the servers of another company assuming you have set up a site with the latter. By doing this, the website will appear under your own domain, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party company.

CNAME Records in Cloud Website Hosting

You can effortlessly create CNAME records provided you have a cloud website hosting from our company. We're going to provide you with an easy-to-use CP where you can see all DNS records for the domain addresses and subdomains that are hosted within the account. Setting up a CNAME record involves a few easy steps - select the domain/subdomain, choose CNAME as the type, enter the hostname you are redirecting to, and then simply click the Save button. The procedure is as elementary as that and the new record will be active almost instantly. That way, you are going to have more control over your domains and subdomains and over the content they open, you could set up a private URL for company emails, plus much more. If you feel unclear 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 where 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 take you literally simply a click to get it done.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server with our company and you would like to set up a CNAME record, it will take only a few clicks to complete this task. The plans are managed using our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP in which you will discover a section dedicated to the DNS records of the domain names and subdomains hosted in the account. To set up a CNAME record, you'll simply have to choose the record type and the hostname (domain or subdomain), type where the latter will be directed to and save the change. The new record is going to be active almost immediately in our system and will propagate worldwide within several hours. Modifying or deleting an existing CNAME record in the account is equally simple and easy and takes a click. If you experience any difficulties, you can go through our in-depth help article, see the short video on the topic that we have added in the CP, or simply contact us for help.