Setting up a CNAME record for each of the domains or subdomains you've got in a hosting account will permit you to point it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded domain address will lose all its records - A, MX and so on, and will take the records of the domain name it's being directed to. In this light, you cannot set up a CNAME record to point your domain name to a third-party provider and keep a working e-mail service with the first provider. Additionally, it is essential to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words and never a number as it's generally confused with the A record of the domain address being redirected. One of the primary uses of a CNAME record is to point a domain address that you own through one provider to the servers of some other provider in case you have created an Internet site with the latter. This way, the website will appear under your own domain name, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party provider.

CNAME Records in Shared Hosting

If you have a shared hosting plan through our company and you would like to create a CNAME record, it will take you just a few clicks to do it. You can access the DNS records for all domain addresses and subdomains hosted within your account via the Hepsia CP offered with every single plan and adding a new record is as simple as clicking on a button, selecting the type, that will be CNAME in this case, entering the actual record value and saving the change. If you have never added this kind of record before, you will discover a Help section with a detailed video tutorial that you can watch, or you can just contact us and we will help you with this task. If you have created an Internet site using another provider, you want to use a private URL for your webmail or you would like to designate a subdomain for use with the services of a different provider, for instance Google Apps, all it takes is creating a CNAME record with a couple of mouse clicks in your Control Panel.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Managing DNS records usually seems to be a hard task to the people with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with each Linux semi-dedicated hosting which we offer, is extremely simple to use. If you need to create a CNAME record for any purpose, all you will need to do will be to choose the domain address or subdomain that you need, pick the type of record, that will be CNAME in this case, then type the value i.e. the domain or subdomain you are forwarding to. The procedure is quite simple and you can set up the record in the DNS Records section of the Control Panel. Within the hour the new record is going to be 100 % active and within several hours it will propagate around the globe. If you're not sure what you should do, we've prepared an in depth help article and a short video tutorial concerning how to go about creating a CNAME record and they are both located within that very same section of Hepsia. Needless to say, you can also get in touch with us for help whenever you want.