Setting up a CNAME record for any one of the domain addresses or subdomains that you've got within a hosting account will enable you to point it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded domain name will lose all of its records - A, MX and so on, and will take the records of the domain address it's being forwarded to. In this light, you simply can't set up a CNAME record to redirect your domain name to a third-party provider and keep a working e-mail service with the first provider. It is also very important to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words and not a number as it is regularly mistaken for the A record of the domain address being redirected. One of the main uses of a CNAME record is to point a domain which you own through one company to the servers of another company assuming you have created a website with the latter. In this way, the Internet site will appear under your own domain name, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party company.

CNAME Records in Shared Website Hosting

You can effortlessly set up CNAME records provided you have a shared website hosting plan through our company. We will supply you with an easy-to-use CP that enables you to view all DNS records for the domain addresses and subdomains that are hosted in the account. Creating a CNAME record requires several easy steps - select the domain/subdomain, choose CNAME as the type, enter the hostname you are forwarding to, then simply click the Save button. The procedure is as basic as that and the new record is going to be active almost immediately. This way, you are going to have more control over your domain names and subdomains and over the content they open, you can create a private URL for company e-mails, 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 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 make it happen.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Managing DNS records usually seems to be a difficult task to people with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with each semi-dedicated plan which we offer, is quite easy to use. If you need to create a CNAME record for any purpose, all you need to do will be to choose the domain address or subdomain you need, pick the type of record, that will be CNAME in this case, then enter the value i.e. the domain name 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 is going to be completely active and within several hours it is going to propagate all over the world. If you're not sure what you should do, we have prepared a comprehensive help article and a short video tutorial on how to go about creating a CNAME record and they are both situated in that very same section of Hepsia. Naturally, you can also get in touch with us for help at any moment.