Creating a CNAME record for any one of the domain names or subdomains that you have in the hosting account will enable you to redirect it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded domain address will lose all its records - A, MX and so on, and will take the records of the Internet domain it's being forwarded to. In this light, you simply can't set up a CNAME record to forward your domain to a third-party provider and maintain a working e-mail service with the first hosting company. Additionally, it is essential to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words and not a number as it is generally wrongly identified as the A record of the domain name being forwarded. One of the primary uses of a CNAME record is to forward a domain name which you own through one company to the servers of another provider if you have set up an Internet site with the latter. This 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 with our cloud website hosting is very simple. Our in-house built Hepsia CP includes a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domain addresses, so you can create a new CNAME record for any domain or subdomain hosted in your account in a couple of basic steps. You can find a video tutorial in the same section where you can see the process first-hand. This feature gives you various opportunities - if you set up a company site on our end, for instance, the employees can use their e-mails with the company domain address, not with the address of our mail server. If you wish to create a website using a different company which offers online web design services, you can easily forward a domain address hosted here and use it for the website. 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 point it to the main domain address, so all your visitors are going to be forwarded to a secure URL.