Creating a CNAME record for each of the domains or subdomains you've got in the hosting account allows you to point it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded domain address will lose all its records - A, MX and so forth, and will take the records of the domain address it is being directed to. In this light, you cannot set up a CNAME record to redirect your domain to a third-party provider and retain a working e-mail service with the first hosting company. Additionally, it is important to note that a CNAME record is always a string of words and never a number as it is often mistaken for the A record of the domain address being forwarded. One of the main uses of a CNAME record is to point a domain name which you own through one provider to the servers of another company if you have set up a website with the latter. In this way, the website will appear under your own domain name, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party provider.

CNAME Records in Web Hosting

You can effortlessly set up CNAME records if you have a web hosting with our company. We're going to provide you with an easy-to-use CP which allows you to see all DNS records for the domain addresses and subdomains that are hosted within the account. Setting up a CNAME record requires a few easy steps - choose the domain/subdomain, choose CNAME as the type, type in the hostname you are redirecting to, then just click the Save button. The procedure is as basic as that and the new record is going to 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 can create a private URL for company emails, and much more. If you feel uncertain 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 decide to change or delete an existing CNAME record created for a domain/subdomain hosted on our end, it'll require literally just a click to make it happen.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Managing DNS records usually seems to be a tough task to the people with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each semi-dedicated server we offer, is extremely easy to use. If you need to set up a CNAME record for any purpose, all you need to do will be to choose the domain or subdomain that you need, pick the type of record, which will be CNAME in this case, then type the value i.e. the domain address or subdomain you are forwarding to. The process is very easy and you can create the record in the DNS Records section of the Control Panel. Within the hour the new record is going to be fully active and within several hours it'll propagate around the globe. If you're not sure what you should do, we have prepared a comprehensive help article and a short video tutorial concerning how to go about creating a CNAME record and they are both situated in that same section of Hepsia. Naturally, you can also get in touch with us for help anytime.