Creating a CNAME record for any of the domain names or subdomains you have in a hosting account will enable you to redirect it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded Internet domain will lose all of its records - A, MX and so forth, and will take the records of the domain name it's being forwarded to. In this light, you can't create a CNAME record to redirect your domain name to a third-party company and retain a working email service with the first hosting company. Also, it is very important to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words rather than a number because it is often confused with the A record of the domain address 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 some other company assuming you have created a website with the latter. That way, the Internet site will appear under your own domain, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party company.
CNAME Records in Cloud Website Hosting
Setting up a CNAME record using our Linux cloud website hosting packages is extremely simple. Our in-house built Hepsia CP has a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domain addresses, so you can set up a new CNAME record for any domain or subdomain hosted in your account in just a few simple steps. You can find a video tutorial in the same section in which you can see the process first-hand. This feature provides you with a variety of possibilities - if you set up a company site on our end, for example, the workers can use their e-mails with the company domain, not with the address of our mail server. If you choose to create a website using a different company 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 set up a CNAME record for the www subdomain and forward it to the main domain address, so all your clients will be forwarded to a secure URL.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You'll be able to create, modify and delete CNAME records really easy with all of our semi-dedicated server plans. The accounts are controlled through the custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel, and in one of its sections you'll see all records for every domain or subdomain that you have added in your account. To set up a new record, you need to select the hostname which will be forwarded (domain/subdomain), type in where it is going to be forwarded to, pick the record type, that will be CNAME in this case, and you are going to be all set. In case you have never used a web hosting service before, our Control Panel is extremely intuitive to use, so you'll not have any problems. We also have a short video and an in-depth help article concerning how to set up a CNAME record, both of which can be found in the same section of Hepsia. With this feature, you could easily use a domain address hosted on our revolutionary cloud hosting platform for an Internet site created someplace else, set up a custom webmail login address with any of your domain names, and a lot more.