Setting up a CNAME record for any one of the domain names or subdomains you have in a hosting account will allow you to point it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded domain address 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 cannot set up a CNAME record to direct your domain name to a third-party provider and retain a functional email service with the first hosting provider. It is also very important to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words rather than a number as it is generally confused with the A record of the domain name being redirected. One of the major uses of a CNAME record is to forward a domain you own through one company to the servers of another company if you have set up a website with the latter. By doing this, the site will appear under your own domain, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party provider.

CNAME Records in Cloud Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which we offer with each and every Linux cloud hosting, allows you to create CNAME records for every domain or subdomain hosted within the account with just a few clicks. If you aren't sure how to go about it, you can check the video tutorial available inside the CP, read the detailed Help article on the subject, or you can simply contact us and we can assist you 24/7, though it is unlikely that you will experience any issues as all it takes to create a new CNAME record is to pick a domain/subdomain, type the hostname that you're pointing to, and save the change. The new record will be fully active within the hour. Using CNAME records allows you to have better control of your domains and site content and our system is simple and user-friendly enough to allow individuals with no previous experience to create such records effortlessly.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with every one of our semi-dedicated server accounts, will enable you to create a CNAME record effortlessly. If you want to create a private URL for your emails, to forward 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 clicks to set up such a record. All DNS records for the domains and subdomains hosted inside the semi-dedicated account are going to be listed in a separate section in the CP, so when you're 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 benefit, you can see a short video inside the Control Panel concerning how to create a CNAME record or you can follow the instructions in the help article, that is available in the DNS records section.