Setting up a CNAME record for any of the domain addresses or subdomains you've got in a hosting account will allow you to point 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 domain it is being redirected to. In this light, you cannot create a CNAME record to point your domain to a third-party provider and keep a working e-mail service with the first provider. Also, it is important to note that a CNAME record is always a string of words rather than a number as it's commonly mistaken for the A record of the Internet domain being redirected. One of the primary uses of a CNAME record is to point a domain which you own through one company to the servers of some other company when you have set up a website with the latter. In this way, the website will appear under your own domain, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party company.

CNAME Records in Cloud Web Hosting

You can easily set up CNAME records in case you have a cloud web hosting from our company. We'll provide you with an easy-to-use Control Panel where you could view all DNS records for the domain addresses and subdomains which are hosted within the account. Setting up a CNAME record requires several simple steps - choose the domain/subdomain, choose CNAME as the type, enter the hostname you are pointing to, after that just click on the Save button. The procedure is as easy as that and the new record is going to be active almost right away. This way, you will have more control over your domains and subdomains and over the content they open, you can set up a private URL for company emails, and a lot more. If you feel unsure about how to set up a new record or you have never done such a task, you will find a short video tutorial in which you can see the whole process first-hand. If you want to change or delete an existing CNAME record created for a domain/subdomain hosted on our end, it'll take you literally only a click to do it.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server from our company and you want to set up a CNAME record, it takes no more than a few clicks to complete this task. The plans are managed through our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel where you will see a section committed to the DNS records of the domains and subdomains hosted within the account. To create a CNAME record, you'll simply have to pick the record type and the hostname (domain or subdomain), key in where the latter is going to be forwarded to and save the modification. The new record will be active almost immediately in our system and will propagate worldwide within a couple of hours. Editing or deleting an existing CNAME record within the account is equally simple and easy and takes a click. If you experience any problems, you can go through our detailed help article, watch the short video on the topic that we have added in the Control Panel, or just contact us for help.