Creating a CNAME record for each of the domains or subdomains you've got within a hosting account allows you to forward it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded domain address will lose all its records - A, MX etc, and will take the records of the Internet domain it is being forwarded to. In this light, you cannot create a CNAME record to direct your domain to a third-party company and maintain a working email service with the first hosting company. It is also very important to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words and not a number as it is commonly wrongly identified as the A record of the Internet domain being redirected. One of the main uses of a CNAME record is to direct a domain you own through one provider to the servers of some other company if you have created a website with the latter. By doing this, the site will appear under your own domain, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party provider.

CNAME Records in Shared Web Hosting

You can easily create CNAME records if you have a shared web hosting with our company. We'll provide you with an easy-to-use CP where you could see all DNS records for the domain names and subdomains that are hosted within the account. Creating a CNAME record requires several simple steps - select the domain/subdomain, select CNAME as the type, enter the hostname you are redirecting to, and then just click on the Save button. The process is as basic as that and the new record is going to be active almost immediately. That way, you're going to have more control over your domains and subdomains and over the content they open, you could create a private URL for company emails, plus much more. If you feel unsure about how to set up a new record or you have never done such a task, you will find a short video tutorial in which you can see the whole process first-hand. If you want to modify or delete an existing CNAME record created for a domain/subdomain hosted on our end, it will take you literally only a mouse click to do it.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Managing DNS records usually appears to be a difficult task to the people with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each and every semi-dedicated server we provide, is extremely easy to use. If you'd like to set up a CNAME record for any purpose, all that you will need to do will be to choose the domain or subdomain that you need, pick the type of record, that will be CNAME in this case, then input 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 Control Panel. Within the hour the new record is going to be fully active and within a few hours it'll propagate all over the world. If you aren't sure what you have to do, we've prepared a detailed 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. Of course, you can also get in touch with us for help at any moment.