Setting up a CNAME record for each of the domain names or subdomains you have in a hosting account will enable you to point it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded domain will lose all its records - A, MX and so forth, and will take the records of the domain name it is being directed to. In this light, you cannot create a CNAME record to direct your domain to a third-party company and keep a functional e-mail service with the first provider. It is also important to note that a CNAME record is always a string of words rather than a number as it's generally mistaken for the A record of the domain address being redirected. One of the major uses of a CNAME record is to direct a domain which you own through one company to the servers of another company if you have created 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 provider.

CNAME Records in Website Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which we provide with each and every website hosting, allows you to create CNAME records for every single domain address or subdomain hosted in the account with just a few clicks. If you are not absolutely sure how to go about it, you should check the video tutorial available inside the CP, read the comprehensive Help article on the subject, or just simply contact us and we can assist you 24/7, though it is not likely that you will experience any difficulties as all it takes to create a new CNAME record is to select a domain/subdomain, enter the hostname you are forwarding to, and save the change. The new record is going to be fully active within the hour. Using CNAME records allows you to have better control over your domains and site content and our system is simple and intuitive enough to allow people with no previous experience to set up such records easily.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with each of our semi-dedicated server accounts, allows you to create a CNAME record easily. If you want to create a private URL for your e-mails, to forward a domain address to a subdomain inside the account or to forward a domain address to another company and use some third-party service that they provide, it will not take you more than 3 clicks to create this type of record. All DNS records for the domain names 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 pick the type of the record that you want to set up and the hostname for which you are creating it, and then enter the actual record text. For your convenience, you can watch a short video within the CP about how to set up a CNAME record or you can follow the instructions in the help article, that's available in the DNS records section.