Setting up a CNAME record for any one of the domain names or subdomains that you have within a hosting account will permit 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 address it is being forwarded to. In this light, you can't set up a CNAME record to forward your domain name to a third-party provider and retain a functional e-mail service with the first hosting company. Additionally, it is essential to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words rather than a number as it's frequently confused with the A record of the domain address being redirected. One of the major uses of a CNAME record is to forward a domain address that you own through one company to the servers of another provider if you have created a site with the latter. That way, the Internet site will appear under your own domain, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party provider.

CNAME Records in Cloud Hosting

You can easily set up CNAME records provided you have a Linux cloud package from our company. We're going to supply you with an easy-to-use Control Panel that enables you to view all DNS records for the domains and subdomains that are hosted in the account. Setting up a CNAME record includes several easy steps - choose the domain/subdomain, select CNAME as the type, type in the hostname you are pointing to, then simply click the Save button. The process is as elementary as that and the new record will be active almost instantly. In this way, you're going to have more control over your domain addresses and subdomains and over the content they open, you could create a private URL for company e-mails, 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 where you could 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 take you literally only a mouse click to get it done.