Creating a CNAME record for any of the domain names or subdomains that you've got in a hosting account will allow you to redirect 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 name it's being forwarded to. In this light, you cannot set up a CNAME record to redirect your domain name to a third-party provider and keep a functional e-mail service with the first hosting provider. It's also very important to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words and never a number because it is generally wrongly identified as the A record of the domain being forwarded. One of the main uses of a CNAME record is to direct a domain address that you own through one company to the servers of some other company in case you have set up an Internet site 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 Hosting

Setting up a CNAME record through our hosting plans is extremely simple. Our in-house built Hepsia CP has a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domain names, so you can set up a new CNAME record for any domain or subdomain hosted inside your account in only a few easy steps. There is also a video tutorial in the same section in which you can see the process first-hand. This feature will give you many possibilities - if you build a company site on our end, as an illustration, the employees can use their emails with the company domain name, not with the address of our mail server. If you choose to set up a site by using a different provider that offers online web design services, you can easily forward a domain hosted here and use it for the site. Last, but not least, in case you have an on-line store and you have a billing system for and/or an SSL certificate, you may set up a CNAME record for the www subdomain and point it to the main domain name, so all your clients are going to be forwarded to a secure URL.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Managing DNS records usually seems a tough task to the people with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with every single semi-dedicated plan that we provide, is extremely simple to use. If you wish to create a CNAME record for any purpose, all you have to do will be to pick the domain name or subdomain that you need, choose the type of record, that will be CNAME in this case, then enter the value i.e. the domain address or subdomain you are forwarding to. The procedure is quite easy and you can set up the record in the DNS Records section of the Control Panel. Within the hour the new record will be 100 % active and within several hours it's going to propagate worldwide. If you aren't sure what you need to do, we've prepared an in depth help article and a short video tutorial regarding how to go about creating a CNAME record and they are both located within that same section of Hepsia. Naturally, you can also get in touch with us for assistance anytime.