Creating a CNAME record for each of the domain addresses or subdomains that you've got in a hosting account allows you to redirect it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded Internet domain will lose all its records - A, MX and so on, and will take the records of the domain name it is being pointed to. In this light, you can't create a CNAME record to forward your domain name to a third-party provider and maintain a functional email service with the first hosting provider. Also, it is essential to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words and not a number because it is frequently wrongly identified as the A record of the domain address being redirected. One of the primary uses of a CNAME record is to point a domain you own through one company to the servers of some other company in case you have created a website with the latter. That way, the Internet site will appear under your own domain address, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party company.

CNAME Records in Cloud Web Hosting

The Hepsia hosting CP, which we offer with each and every Linux cloud web hosting package, will permit you to set up CNAME records for any domain address or subdomain hosted inside the account with just a few mouse clicks. If you're not certain how to go about it, you can check the video tutorial that is available in the Control Panel, read the in depth Help article on the subject, or you can simply contact us and we will help you 24/7, although it is not likely you'll experience any troubles as all it takes to create a new CNAME record is to choose a domain/subdomain, enter the hostname you're pointing to, and save the modification. The new record will be fully active within the hour. Using CNAME records allows you to have better control over your domain names and website content and our system is simple and user-friendly enough to allow people who have no previous experience to create this sort of records effortlessly.