Setting up a CNAME record for each of the domain names or subdomains you have in a hosting account will permit you to redirect it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded domain will lose all its records - A, MX and so on, and will take the records of the domain address it is being forwarded to. In this light, you cannot set up a CNAME record to point your domain name to a third-party provider and keep a functional e-mail service with the first hosting company. It is also very important to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words rather than a number as it is commonly mistaken for the A record of the domain being forwarded. One of the primary uses of a CNAME record is to forward a domain you own through one provider to the servers of some other provider in case you have set up a website with the latter. This way, the Internet site will appear under your own domain name, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party provider.

CNAME Records in Shared Hosting

You can easily create CNAME records if you have a Linux shared hosting package from our company. We are going to provide you with an easy-to-use CP where you could see all DNS records for the domains and subdomains which are hosted inside the account. Creating a CNAME record requires a few easy steps - select the domain/subdomain, choose CNAME as the type, type in the hostname you are pointing to, then simply click on the Save button. The process is as easy as that and the new record is going to be active almost instantly. That way, you will have more control over your domain names and subdomains and over the content they open, you'll be able to set up a private URL for company e-mails, plus much more. If you feel unclear about how to set up a new record or you have never done such a task, we have a short video tutorial where you can see the whole process first-hand. If you choose to change or delete an existing CNAME record created for a domain/subdomain hosted on our end, it'll require literally simply a click to do it.