Creating a CNAME record for each of the domain names or subdomains that you've got in a hosting account will permit you to forward it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded domain name will lose all its records - A, MX etc, and will take the records of the domain it's being pointed to. In this light, you can't create a CNAME record to redirect your domain to a third-party provider and maintain a functional email service with the first hosting company. Additionally, it is very important to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words rather than a number because it is generally confused with the A record of the Internet domain being redirected. One of the major uses of a CNAME record is to forward a domain address you own through one company to the servers of another company assuming you have created a website with the latter. That way, the Internet site will appear under your own domain, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party provider.

CNAME Records in Website Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which we offer with each and every Linux website hosting service, will permit you to set up CNAME records for any domain or subdomain hosted in the account with just a few mouse clicks. If you are not certain how to go about it, you can check out the video tutorial available inside the CP, read the in depth Help article on the subject, or simply contact us and we can help you 24/7, although it is unlikely you'll experience any problems as all it takes to create a new CNAME record is to choose a domain/subdomain, enter the hostname that you're pointing to, and save the modification. The new record will be fully active within the hour. Using CNAME records enables you to have better control of your domains and website content and our system is simple and intuitive enough to allow people with no previous experience to set up this kind of records easily.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You are going to be able to set up, change and delete CNAME records easily with all of our semi-dedicated server plans. The accounts are handled from the custom Hepsia hosting CP, and in one of its sections you will see all records for any domain or subdomain that you've added in your account. To set up a new record, you simply need to choose the hostname which will be forwarded (domain/subdomain), type in where it will be forwarded to, select the record type, that will be CNAME in this case, and you'll be all set. In case you have never used a web hosting service before, our Control Panel is very intuitive to use, so you'll not have any troubles. We also have a short video and a detailed help article concerning how to set up a CNAME record, both of which are located in the exact same section of Hepsia. With this function, you can easily use a domain hosted on our cutting edge cloud hosting platform for a website created someplace else, set up a custom webmail login address with any of your domains, and more.