Setting up a CNAME record for each of the domain addresses or subdomains that you have within a hosting account will allow you to forward it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded domain address will lose all of its records - A, MX and so forth, and will take the records of the domain name it is being redirected to. In this light, you can't create a CNAME record to direct your domain to a third-party provider and keep a functional email service with the first hosting provider. Also, it is important to note that a CNAME record is always a string of words rather than a number as it's often wrongly identified as the A record of the domain name being forwarded. One of the main uses of a CNAME record is to point a domain name which you own through one provider to the servers of some other company assuming you have set up an Internet site with the latter. In this way, the website will appear under your own domain, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party provider.

CNAME Records in Shared Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which we provide with each and every shared hosting, will allow you to set up CNAME records for every domain or subdomain hosted within the account with several mouse clicks. If you are not certain how to go about it, you should check the video tutorial that is available in the CP, read the detailed Help article on the subject, or just simply contact us and we can help you 24/7, though it is unlikely you'll experience any troubles as all it takes to set up a new CNAME record is to pick a domain/subdomain, type the hostname that you're pointing to, and save the change. The new record will be fully active within the hour. Using CNAME records enables you to have better control over your domains and website content and our system is simple and intuitive enough to allow people with no previous experience to set up this kind of records easily.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Managing DNS records usually seems to be a difficult task to people with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each Linux semi-dedicated service we provide, is quite easy to use. If you need to set up a CNAME record for any purpose, all that you need to do will be to pick the domain or subdomain you need, choose the type of record, which will be CNAME in this case, then input the value i.e. the domain address or subdomain you are forwarding to. The process is quite easy and you can set up 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's going to propagate around the world. If you are not sure what you should do, we've prepared an in depth help article and a short video tutorial regarding how to go about creating a CNAME record and they are both situated in that very same section of Hepsia. Needless to say, you can also get in touch with us for assistance at any time.