Creating a CNAME record for any of the domain addresses or subdomains that you've got within a hosting account will enable you to direct it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded Internet domain will lose all its records - A, MX and so forth, and will take the records of the Internet domain it's being redirected to. In this light, you simply can't create a CNAME record to forward your domain name to a third-party company and keep a functional e-mail service with the first hosting provider. Additionally, it is essential to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words rather than a number as it is often mistaken for the A record of the domain being forwarded. One of the primary uses of a CNAME record is to direct a domain name which you own through one company to the servers of another company if you have set up a site with the latter. In this way, the Internet site will appear under your own domain, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party provider.

CNAME Records in Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which our company offers with each and every Linux hosting, will allow you to set up CNAME records for every single domain address or subdomain hosted in the account with several clicks. If you are not confident how to go about it, you should check the video tutorial that's available inside the CP, read the in depth Help article on the subject, or just simply contact us and we will help you 24/7, even though it is unlikely you'll experience any problems as all it takes to set up a new CNAME record is to choose a domain/subdomain, input the hostname you are pointing to, and save the modification. The new record will be fully active within the hour. Using CNAME records permits you to have better control over your domain addresses and site content and our system is simple and intuitive enough to allow people with no previous experience to set up this sort of records with ease.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server with our company and you want to set up a CNAME record, it requires only a few clicks to complete this task. The plans are managed via our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel in which you will see a section dedicated to the DNS records of the domain names and subdomains hosted inside the account. To set up a CNAME record, you will simply have to pick the record type and the hostname (domain or subdomain), input where the latter will be redirected to and save the modification. The new record is going to be active almost right away in our system and will propagate worldwide within a couple of hours. Changing or deleting an existing CNAME record within the account is equally simple and takes a click. In case you experience any troubles, you can go through our in-depth help article, watch the short video on the subject that we have added in the CP, or simply contact us for assistance.