Setting up a CNAME record for any of the domain addresses or subdomains you have in the hosting account will permit you to redirect it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded domain name will lose all its records - A, MX and so on, and will take the records of the Internet domain it is being forwarded to. In this light, you cannot create a CNAME record to redirect your domain to a third-party provider and keep a functional e-mail service with the first hosting provider. It's also essential to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words and not a number as it's often wrongly identified as the A record of the Internet domain being forwarded. One of the primary uses of a CNAME record is to forward a domain address which you own through one company to the servers of another provider in case you have created a site with the latter. By doing this, the website will appear under your own domain, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party company.

CNAME Records in Shared Hosting

You can effortlessly set up CNAME records if you have a shared hosting through our company. We will supply you with an easy-to-use Control Panel where you can view all DNS records for the domains and subdomains which are hosted in the account. Creating a CNAME record involves a number of simple steps - select the domain/subdomain, pick CNAME as the type, type in the hostname you are forwarding to, then just click on the Save button. The process is as elementary 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 addresses and subdomains and over the content they open, you can 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, we have a short video tutorial where you can see the whole process first-hand. If you want to edit or delete an existing CNAME record created for a domain/subdomain hosted on our end, it will take you literally simply a click to get it done.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Managing DNS records usually seems to be a hard task to those with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with every semi-dedicated server that we offer, is very simple to use. If you want to create a CNAME record for any purpose, all you need to do will be to select the domain name or subdomain you need, pick the type of record, which will be CNAME in this case, then enter the value i.e. the domain or subdomain you are forwarding to. The procedure is quite 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 100 % active and within a couple of hours it is going to propagate around the world. If you're not sure what you need to do, we've prepared a comprehensive help article and a short video tutorial regarding 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 whenever you want.