Creating a CNAME record for any of the domains or subdomains that you've got within a hosting account allows you to redirect it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded domain name will lose all its records - A, MX and so forth, and will take the records of the domain address it is being forwarded to. In this light, you cannot create a CNAME record to forward your domain to a third-party provider and keep a working email service with the first hosting provider. Additionally, it is very important to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words rather than a number as it is generally wrongly identified as the A record of the Internet domain being forwarded. One of the primary uses of a CNAME record is to forward a domain which you own through one company to the servers of another provider when you have created a site with the latter. This way, the site will appear under your own domain name, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party provider.

CNAME Records in Website Hosting

You can effortlessly create CNAME records in case you have a website hosting through our company. We'll provide you with an easy-to-use Control Panel where you can see all DNS records for the domain names and subdomains that are hosted within the account. Setting up a CNAME record includes a few simple steps - select the domain/subdomain, select CNAME as the type, enter the hostname you are redirecting to, and then simply click on the Save button. The procedure is as basic as that and the new record will be active almost immediately. This way, you are going to have more control over your domain addresses and subdomains and over the content they open, you'll be able to create a private URL for company e-mails, and much more. If you feel unclear about how to set up a new record or you have never done such a task, you will find a short video tutorial where you can see the whole process first-hand. If you choose to change or delete an existing CNAME record created for a domain/subdomain hosted on our end, it'll require literally only a click to do it.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Managing DNS records usually seems to be a hard task to those with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with each semi-dedicated server we offer, is extremely easy to use. If you want to create a CNAME record for any purpose, all that you will need to do will be to choose the domain name or subdomain that 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 simple and you can set up the record in the DNS Records section of the Control Panel. Within the hour the new record is going to be completely active and within a few hours it will propagate worldwide. If you aren't sure what you should do, we have prepared a detailed help article and a short video tutorial regarding how to go about creating a CNAME record and they're both located in that same section of Hepsia. Of course, you can also get in touch with us for assistance whenever you want.