Creating a CNAME record for any one of the domain names or subdomains you have within a hosting account allows you to forward it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded Internet domain will lose all its records - A, MX and so on, and will take the records of the Internet domain it is being pointed to. In this light, you simply can't set up a CNAME record to redirect your domain name to a third-party company and retain a functional e-mail service with the first hosting provider. It is also important to note that a CNAME record is always a string of words and not a number as it is frequently mistaken for the A record of the Internet domain being forwarded. One of the main uses of a CNAME record is to forward a domain name you own through one provider to the servers of another provider in case you have set up an Internet site with the latter. In this way, the site will appear under your own domain address, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party company.

CNAME Records in Cloud Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which we offer with each and every cloud hosting plan, allows you to create CNAME records for every domain name or subdomain hosted within the account with several clicks. If you are not confident how to go about it, you should check the video tutorial that's available in the CP, read the in depth Help article on the subject, or simply contact us and we can help you 24/7, even though it is unlikely that you'll experience any problems as all it takes to create a new CNAME record is to choose a domain/subdomain, type the hostname you're forwarding to, and save the change. The new record will be fully active within the hour. Using CNAME records allows you to have better control of your domain addresses and site 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 easily.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with each of our semi-dedicated server accounts, will enable you to set up a CNAME record with ease. In case you want to create a private URL for your emails, to forward a domain name to a subdomain inside the account or to forward a domain name to another company and use some third-party service that they provide, it will not take you more than 3 clicks to set up this kind of record. All DNS records for the domains and subdomains hosted inside the semi-dedicated account are going to be listed in a separate section in the Control Panel, so when you're there, all you will have to do will be to select 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 see a short video within the Control Panel regarding how to set up a CNAME record or you can refer to the instructions in the help article, which is available in the DNS records section.