Creating a CNAME record for any one of the domain names or subdomains you've got within a hosting account allows you to direct it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded Internet domain will lose all of its records - A, MX and so forth, and will take the records of the Internet domain it is being pointed to. In this light, you can't create a CNAME record to redirect your domain name to a third-party provider and keep a working e-mail service with the first hosting provider. Additionally, it is very important to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words and not a number as it's often confused with the A record of the Internet domain being forwarded. One of the main uses of a CNAME record is to point a domain that you own through one company to the servers of another provider in case you have created a site with the latter. This way, the Internet site will appear under your own domain name, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party company.

CNAME Records in Web Hosting

You can effortlessly create CNAME records in case you have a web hosting plan through our company. We are going to supply you with an easy-to-use CP where you could observe all DNS records for the domains and subdomains which are hosted within the account. Creating a CNAME record requires several simple steps - pick the domain/subdomain, select CNAME as the type, type in the hostname you are redirecting to, after that simply click on the Save button. The process is as elementary as that and the new record is going to be active almost instantly. This way, you are going to have more control over your domain addresses and subdomains and over the content they open, you'll be able to set up a private URL for company emails, and more. If you feel uncertain about how to set up a new record or you have never done such a task, you will find there's a short video tutorial where you could see the whole process first-hand. If you want to modify or delete an existing CNAME record created for a domain/subdomain hosted on our end, it'll take you literally just a click to do it.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with every single one of our semi-dedicated server accounts, allows you to set up a CNAME record without difficulty. If you want to create a private URL for your e-mails, to forward a domain name to a subdomain inside the account or to forward a domain to another provider and use some third-party service which they provide, it won't require more than three clicks to create such a record. All DNS records for the domains and subdomains hosted inside the semi-dedicated account will be listed in a separate section in the CP, so when you are there, all that you will have to do will be to choose 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 convenience, you can see a short video within the CP about how to create a CNAME record or you can follow the instructions in the help article, that's available in the DNS records section.