Setting up a CNAME record for each of the domain names or subdomains that you've got in the hosting account will enable you to redirect it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded domain name will lose all of its records - A, MX etc, and will take the records of the domain it is being pointed to. In this light, you can't set up a CNAME record to redirect your domain to a third-party provider and maintain a working e-mail service with the first hosting company. It is also essential to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words rather than a number as it is commonly wrongly identified as the A record of the Internet domain being forwarded. One of the primary uses of a CNAME record is to direct a domain you own through one provider to the servers of some other provider if you have set up an Internet site with the latter. In this way, the website will appear under your own domain name, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party provider.

CNAME Records in Cloud Web Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which our company offers with each and every Linux cloud web hosting, will permit you to create CNAME records for any domain name or subdomain hosted in the account with just a few clicks. If you aren't absolutely sure how to go about it, you should check the video tutorial available within the Control Panel, read the detailed Help article on the subject, or you can simply contact us and we will help you 24/7, although it is unlikely that you'll experience any difficulties as all it takes to set up a new CNAME record is to choose a domain/subdomain, input the hostname you are redirecting to, and save the change. The new record is going to be fully active within the hour. Using CNAME records permits you to have better control of your domain names and website content and our system is simple and user-friendly enough to allow people with no previous experience to set up this sort of records effortlessly.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with each of our semi-dedicated server accounts, allows you to set up a CNAME record without difficulty. In case you want to create a private URL for your e-mails, to point a domain to a subdomain in the account or to forward a domain to another company and use some third-party service that they provide, it's not going to require more than three mouse clicks to create this sort of record. All DNS records for the domains and subdomains hosted within the semi-dedicated account will be listed in a separate section in the CP, so when you're there, all that 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 see a short video within the Control Panel regarding how to create a CNAME record or you can refer to the instructions in the help article, that's available in the DNS records section.