Creating a CNAME record for each of the domains or subdomains that you have in the hosting account allows you to direct it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded domain will lose all its records - A, MX etc, and will take the records of the domain address it is being pointed to. In this light, you can't set up a CNAME record to direct your domain name to a third-party provider and retain a functional e-mail service with the first provider. It's also important to note that a CNAME record is always a string of words and not a number as it is commonly wrongly identified as the A record of the Internet domain being forwarded. One of the major uses of a CNAME record is to point a domain you own through one company to the servers of some other company assuming you have created a website with the latter. This way, the Internet site will appear under your own domain, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party provider.

CNAME Records in Website Hosting

The Hepsia hosting CP, which we offer with each and every Linux website hosting package, will permit you to set up CNAME records for any domain or subdomain hosted within the account with only a few mouse clicks. If you're not sure how to go about it, you should check the video tutorial that is available within the Control Panel, read the in depth Help article on the subject, or you can simply contact us and we can help you 24/7, even though it is not likely you'll experience any difficulties as all it takes to create a new CNAME record is to pick a domain/subdomain, type the hostname you are redirecting 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 domain addresses and site content and our system is simple and user-friendly enough to allow people with no previous experience to set up such records easily.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Managing DNS records usually seems a hard task to those with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with each Linux semi-dedicated package we offer, is quite easy to use. If you need to create a CNAME record for any purpose, all you will need to do will be to select the domain name or subdomain that you need, select the type of record, which will be CNAME in this case, then enter the value i.e. the domain name or subdomain you are forwarding to. The process is very easy and you can set up the record in the DNS Records section of the CP. Within the hour the new record is going to be fully active and within a few hours it's going to propagate around the world. If you are not sure what you have to do, we've prepared a comprehensive help article and a short video tutorial concerning how to go about creating a CNAME record and they're both located within that same section of Hepsia. Needless to say, you can also get in touch with us for help anytime.