Setting up a CNAME record for any of the domain addresses or subdomains you've got in a hosting account will allow you to direct 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 domain address it's being pointed to. In this light, you cannot create a CNAME record to direct your domain to a third-party company and maintain a functional e-mail service with the first hosting company. It is also essential to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words and not a number as it's generally wrongly identified as the A record of the domain address being forwarded. One of the primary uses of a CNAME record is to point a domain name you own through one provider to the servers of some other company in case you have set up a website with the latter. By doing this, the website will appear under your own domain name, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party company.

CNAME Records in Cloud Web Hosting

You can easily set up CNAME records in case you have a Linux cloud web hosting from our company. We will provide you with an easy-to-use Control Panel that enables you to see all DNS records for the domain addresses and subdomains that are hosted within the account. Setting up a CNAME record involves several basic steps - choose the domain/subdomain, pick CNAME as the type, type in the hostname you are pointing to, and then just click on the Save button. The process is as easy as that and the new record will be active almost immediately. 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 emails, and 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 could see the whole process first-hand. If you choose to edit or delete an existing CNAME record created for a domain/subdomain hosted on our end, it'll take you literally simply a mouse click to make it happen.