Setting up a CNAME record for any of the domain addresses or subdomains you have in a hosting account allows you to forward it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded Internet domain will lose all its records - A, MX and so forth, 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 point your domain to a third-party provider and keep a functional email service with the first hosting provider. Also, it is essential to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words and not a number as it's regularly confused with the A record of the domain being redirected. One of the main uses of a CNAME record is to point a domain you own through one provider to the servers of another company assuming you have created a site with the latter. That way, the Internet site will appear under your own domain, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party provider.

CNAME Records in Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which we offer with each and every hosting service, will permit you to create CNAME records for every domain name or subdomain hosted inside the account with just a few mouse clicks. If you aren't sure how to go about it, you can check out the video tutorial that is available in the Control Panel, read the in depth Help article on the subject, or you can simply contact us and we can assist you 24/7, even though it is unlikely that you'll experience any difficulties as all it takes to set up a new CNAME record is to pick a domain/subdomain, type in the hostname you are forwarding to, and save the modification. The new record is going to be fully active within the hour. Using CNAME records permits you to have better control over your domains and website content and our system is simple and intuitive enough to allow people with no previous experience to create this sort of records effortlessly.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server from our company and you would like to set up a CNAME record, it requires just a few clicks to complete this task. The plans are managed through our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel where you will see a section dedicated to the DNS records of the domains and subdomains hosted inside the account. To set up a CNAME record, you'll simply have to pick the record type and the hostname (domain or subdomain), enter where the latter is going to be directed to and save the modification. The new record is going to be active almost right away in our system and will propagate worldwide within several hours. Editing or deleting an existing CNAME record within the account is just as easy and takes a click. If you experience any difficulties, you can go through our in-depth help article, see the short video on the topic that we have added in the CP, or just contact us for help.