Setting up a CNAME record for any one of the domain names or subdomains you've got in the hosting account will allow you to forward 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 name it's being forwarded to. In this light, you can't create a CNAME record to direct your domain name to a third-party provider and retain a working email service with the first provider. It is also important to note that a CNAME record is always a string of words and not a number as it's regularly wrongly identified as the A record of the domain name being forwarded. One of the major uses of a CNAME record is to forward a domain name you own through one company to the servers of another company if you have set up an Internet site with the latter. That way, the website will appear under your own domain, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party provider.

CNAME Records in Cloud Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which we offer with each and every cloud hosting, will enable you to set up CNAME records for any domain address or subdomain hosted within the account with several clicks. If you are not certain how to go about it, you can check out the video tutorial that is available in the Control Panel, read the in depth Help article on the subject, or you can simply contact us and we will help you 24/7, even though it is unlikely that you'll experience any issues as all it takes to create a new CNAME record is to choose a domain/subdomain, enter the hostname you are pointing to, and save the change. The new record is going to be fully active within the hour. Using CNAME records allows you to have better control over your domain addresses and site content and our system is simple and user-friendly enough to allow individuals with no previous experience to create this sort of records with ease.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server from our company and you want to set up a CNAME record, it requires just a few clicks to complete this task. The plans are managed via our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel in which you will discover a section devoted to the DNS records of the domains and subdomains hosted in the account. To set up a CNAME record, you'll simply have to select the record type and the hostname (domain or subdomain), type where the latter is going to be pointed to and save the modification. The new record is going to be active almost right away in our system and will propagate worldwide within a few hours. Changing or deleting an existing CNAME record in the account is equally simple and takes a click. In the event you experience any problems, you can go through our detailed help article, watch the short video on the subject that we have added in the CP, or simply contact us for help.