Setting up a CNAME record for any one of the domain addresses or subdomains you have within a hosting account will enable you to forward it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded Internet domain will lose all its records - A, MX and so on, and will take the records of the Internet domain it's being directed to. In this light, you can't set up a CNAME record to point your domain name to a third-party provider and keep a working e-mail service with the first provider. It's also very important to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words rather than a number because it is regularly confused with the A record of the domain name being redirected. One of the main uses of a CNAME record is to forward a domain address you own through one provider to the servers of some other company if you have set up 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 Cloud Hosting

You can easily set up CNAME records in case you have a cloud hosting plan with our company. We're going to provide you with an easy-to-use Control Panel where you can view all DNS records for the domains and subdomains which are hosted inside the account. Creating a CNAME record requires a number of simple steps - pick the domain/subdomain, pick CNAME as the type, type in the hostname you are redirecting to, after that just click on the Save button. The procedure is as elementary as that and the new record will be active almost instantly. This 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, and much more. If you feel unsure about how to create a new record or you have never done such a task, you will find there's a short video tutorial in which you can see the whole process first-hand. If you choose to modify or delete an existing CNAME record created for a domain/subdomain hosted on our end, it'll require literally just a mouse click to make it happen.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with every single one of our semi-dedicated server accounts, will enable you to create a CNAME record effortlessly. In case you want to create a private URL for your e-mails, to forward a domain to a subdomain in the account or to forward a domain to another company and use some third-party service that they provide, it's not going to take you more than 3 clicks to set up this kind of record. All DNS records for the domain addresses and subdomains hosted in the semi-dedicated account will be listed in a separate section in the Control Panel, so once you're there, all that you will have to do will be to pick the type of the record that you want to create and the hostname for which you are creating it, and then enter the actual record text. For your benefit, you can watch a short video within the CP regarding how to create a CNAME record or you can follow the instructions in the help article, that's available in the DNS records section.