Creating a CNAME record for any one of the domains or subdomains that you have in a hosting account will permit you to direct it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded domain address will lose all of its records - A, MX and so forth, and will take the records of the domain name it's being redirected to. In this light, you simply can't set up a CNAME record to direct your domain to a third-party company and retain a functional e-mail service with the first provider. It's also important to note that a CNAME record is always a string of words and not a number as it's generally confused with the A record of the domain being forwarded. One of the main uses of a CNAME record is to point a domain name you own through one provider to the servers of some other company if you have set up a website with the latter. In this way, the website will appear under your own domain name, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party provider.

CNAME Records in Cloud Web Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which our company offers with each and every Linux cloud web hosting, will permit you to create CNAME records for every domain address or subdomain hosted inside the account with several mouse clicks. If you aren't absolutely sure how to go about it, you should check the video tutorial that is available within the Control Panel, read the comprehensive Help article on the subject, or just simply contact us and we will help you 24/7, although it is not likely that you'll experience any problems as all it takes to set up a new CNAME record is to pick a domain/subdomain, enter the hostname you're forwarding 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 names and website content and our system is simple and user-friendly enough to allow people who have no previous experience to set up this kind of records effortlessly.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Managing DNS records usually appears to be a challenging task to those with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with every Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we provide, is extremely simple to use. If you need to create a CNAME record for any purpose, all that you have to do will be to select the domain name or subdomain that you need, pick the type of record, that will be CNAME in this case, then type in the value i.e. the domain address or subdomain you are forwarding to. The procedure is quite simple and you can create the record in the DNS Records section of the CP. Within the hour the new record will be 100 % active and within a few hours it's going to propagate worldwide. If you aren't sure what you should do, we've prepared a detailed help article and a short video tutorial concerning how to go about creating a CNAME record and they are both situated in that very same section of Hepsia. Of course, you can also get in touch with us for assistance anytime.