Setting up a CNAME record for any one of the domain addresses or subdomains that you have in the hosting account will enable you to direct it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded domain address will lose all of its records - A, MX etc, and will take the records of the domain name it's being directed to. In this light, you can't create a CNAME record to point your domain name to a third-party provider and keep a working email service with the first hosting company. It's also essential 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 name being redirected. One of the primary uses of a CNAME record is to forward a domain which you own through one provider to the servers of another company when you have created an Internet site with the latter. This way, the Internet site will appear under your own domain, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party provider.

CNAME Records in Shared Website Hosting

You can effortlessly create CNAME records in case you have a shared website hosting plan through our company. We will supply you with an easy-to-use Control Panel that enables you to observe all DNS records for the domain names and subdomains which are hosted inside the account. Creating a CNAME record requires a number of easy steps - pick the domain/subdomain, choose CNAME as the type, enter the hostname you are pointing to, and then simply click the Save button. The process is as easy as that and the new record is going to be active almost instantly. That 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 emails, and more. If you feel unsure about how to set up 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 decide to change or delete an existing CNAME record created for a domain/subdomain hosted on our end, it'll require literally simply a mouse click to get it done.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with each of our semi-dedicated server accounts, allows you to create a CNAME record easily. Whether you want to create a private URL for your emails, to point a domain name to a subdomain in the account or to forward a domain address to another company and use some third-party service which they provide, it will not require more than three mouse clicks to create this type of record. All DNS records for the domain addresses and subdomains hosted within the semi-dedicated account are going to be listed in a separate section in the CP, so once you are there, all you will have to do will be to choose the type of the record that you want to create and the hostname for which you are creating it, and then input the actual record text. For your benefit, you can watch a short video inside the CP on how to set up a CNAME record or you can follow the instructions in the help article, which is available in the DNS records section.