Setting up a CNAME record for each of the domains or subdomains that you've got within a hosting account will enable you to forward it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded domain name will lose all of its records - A, MX and so on, and will take the records of the domain it is being pointed to. In this light, you cannot set up a CNAME record to point your domain name to a third-party provider and maintain a functional email service with the first hosting provider. Also, it is very important to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words and never a number as it's often 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 address that you own through one provider to the servers of some other company assuming you have set up an Internet site with the latter. In this way, the website will appear under your own domain name, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party provider.
CNAME Records in Shared Hosting
Creating a CNAME record through our shared packages is really easy. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel has a section devoted to the DNS records of your domain names, so you can create a new CNAME record for any domain or subdomain hosted inside your account in only a few easy steps. There is also a video tutorial in the same section in which you can see the process first-hand. This feature provides you with a variety of options - if you build a company site on our end, for instance, the workers can use their e-mails with the company domain name, not with the address of our mail server. If you wish to create a site using a different company which offers online web design services, you can easily redirect a domain address hosted here and use it for the site. Last, but not least, in case you have a web-based store and you have a billing system for http://your-domain.com and/or an SSL certificate, you could 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 are going to be able to set up, edit and delete CNAME records easily with all of our semi-dedicated server plans. The accounts are handled from the custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel, and in one of its sections you will see all records for any domain or subdomain which you have added in your account. To set up a new record, you have to pick the hostname that will be forwarded (domain/subdomain), type in where it will be forwarded to, choose the record type, which will be CNAME in this case, and you're going to be ready. Even if you have never used a web hosting service before, our Control Panel is quite 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 create a CNAME record, both of which can be found in the exact same section of Hepsia. With this feature, you could easily use a domain name hosted on our cutting edge cloud hosting platform for a site created someplace else, create a custom webmail login address with any of your domains, and more.