Setting up a CNAME record for any one of the domain addresses or subdomains you have in a hosting account will permit you to point it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded domain name will lose all its records - A, MX etc, and will take the records of the domain it's being redirected to. In this light, you simply can't set up a CNAME record to redirect your domain name to a third-party company and keep a functional 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 and not a number because it is frequently confused with the A record of the Internet domain being redirected. One of the primary uses of a CNAME record is to direct a domain name you own through one provider to the servers of another provider in case you have set up a website with the latter. This way, the Internet site will appear under your own domain name, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party provider.

CNAME Records in Shared Web Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which our company offers with each and every shared web hosting plan, will enable you to create CNAME records for every domain name or subdomain hosted inside 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 inside the Control Panel, read the detailed Help article on the subject, or simply contact us and we can assist you 24/7, though it is not likely that you'll experience any troubles as all it takes to create a new CNAME record is to select a domain/subdomain, type in the hostname you are redirecting to, and save the modification. The new record is going to be fully active within the hour. Using CNAME records enables you to have better control over your domain names and website content and our system is simple and intuitive enough to allow people who have no previous experience to set up this kind of records easily.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each of our semi-dedicated server accounts, allows you to create a CNAME record with ease. In case you want to create a private URL for your e-mails, to forward a domain address to a subdomain within the account or to forward a domain address to another provider and use some third-party service that they provide, it won't require more than 3 clicks to set up such a record. All DNS records for the domains and subdomains hosted within the semi-dedicated account are going to be listed in a separate section in the Control Panel, so once you're there, all you will have to do will be to choose the type of the record that you want to create and the hostname for which you are creating it, and then input the actual record text. For your benefit, you can see a short video in the Control Panel regarding how to set up a CNAME record or you can follow the instructions in the help article, that is available in the DNS records section.