Setting up a CNAME record for any one of the domain addresses or subdomains you have in a hosting account will permit you to direct it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded Internet domain will lose all its records - A, MX etc, and will take the records of the domain it is being redirected to. In this light, you cannot set up a CNAME record to direct your domain name to a third-party company and maintain a working e-mail service with the first hosting company. Also, it is very important to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words rather than a number because it is often mistaken for the A record of the domain being redirected. One of the primary uses of a CNAME record is to point a domain name you own through one provider to the servers of another company if you have created an Internet site with the latter. This way, the Internet site will appear under your own domain address, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party provider.

CNAME Records in Website Hosting

You can effortlessly create CNAME records if you have a website hosting through our company. We'll provide you with an easy-to-use CP where you can view all DNS records for the domain names and subdomains which are hosted in the account. Creating a CNAME record includes several easy steps - choose the domain/subdomain, select CNAME as the type, enter the hostname you are redirecting to, after that just click the Save button. The process is as simple as that and the new record is going to be active almost immediately. This way, you are going to have more control over your domain names and subdomains and over the content they open, you'll be able to create a private URL for company e-mails, plus much more. If you feel unsure 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 decide to edit or delete an existing CNAME record created for a domain/subdomain hosted on our end, it'll require literally simply a mouse click to get it done.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Managing DNS records usually seems to be a hard task to the people with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each and every semi-dedicated hosting which we provide, is quite easy to use. If you need to create a CNAME record for any purpose, all you will need to do will be to select the domain or subdomain that you need, pick the type of record, that will be CNAME in this case, then type in the value i.e. the domain or subdomain you are forwarding to. The process is quite easy and you can create the record in the DNS Records section of the CP. Within the hour the new record will be 100 % active and within several hours it is going to propagate around the world. If you are not sure what you have to do, we have prepared a comprehensive help article and a short video tutorial on how to go about creating a CNAME record and they're both located in that same section of Hepsia. Of course, you can also get in touch with us for help at any time.