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

CNAME Records in Shared Web Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which we provide with each and every Linux shared web hosting, will allow you to set up CNAME records for any domain name or subdomain hosted within the account with only a few mouse clicks. If you're not certain how to go about it, you can check out the video tutorial available in the Control Panel, read the detailed Help article on the subject, or simply contact us and we can assist you 24/7, although it is not likely you'll experience any troubles as all it takes to set up a new CNAME record is to select a domain/subdomain, type in the hostname you're pointing to, and save the change. The new record is going to be fully active within the hour. Using CNAME records enables you to have better control over your domain addresses and site content and our system is simple and user-friendly enough to allow people with no previous experience to create such records with ease.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Managing DNS records usually appears to be a challenging task to the people with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with every Linux semi-dedicated service which we provide, is very easy to use. If you would like to set up a CNAME record for any purpose, all that you will have to do will be to choose the domain name or subdomain you need, pick the type of record, which will be CNAME in this case, then type the value i.e. the domain name or subdomain you are forwarding to. The procedure is quite simple and you can set up the record in the DNS Records section of the Control Panel. Within the hour the new record is going to be fully active and within a few hours it'll propagate around the world. If you are not sure what you should do, we've prepared a comprehensive help article and a short video tutorial regarding how to go about creating a CNAME record and they're both situated in that very same section of Hepsia. Needless to say, you can also get in touch with us for help anytime.