Creating a CNAME record for any one of the domain addresses or subdomains that you have in a hosting account will allow you to redirect it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded domain address 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 create a CNAME record to direct your domain name to a third-party provider and maintain a working e-mail service with the first hosting company. It is also essential to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words and never a number because it is regularly confused with the A record of the domain being forwarded. One of the primary uses of a CNAME record is to point a domain which you own through one company to the servers of another company when you have created a site with the latter. This way, the website will appear under your own domain, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party provider.

CNAME Records in Shared Hosting

You can effortlessly set up CNAME records provided you have a Linux shared plan with our company. We will provide you with an easy-to-use CP that enables you to view all DNS records for the domains and subdomains which are hosted in the account. Creating a CNAME record involves a few basic steps - select the domain/subdomain, pick CNAME as the type, enter the hostname you are forwarding to, then simply click on the Save button. The process is as simple as that and the new record is going to be active almost right away. This way, you're going to have more control over your domains and subdomains and over the content they open, you'll be able to create a private URL for company e-mails, and a lot 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 in which you can see the whole process first-hand. If you decide to edit or delete an existing CNAME record created for a domain/subdomain hosted on our end, it'll take you literally only a mouse click to make it happen.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with every single one of our semi-dedicated server accounts, will enable you to create a CNAME record without difficulty. In case you want to create a private URL for your emails, to forward a domain name to a subdomain within the account or to forward a domain to another provider and use some third-party service that they provide, it will not require more than 3 clicks to set up such a record. All DNS records for the domain names and subdomains hosted within the semi-dedicated account are going to be listed in a separate section in the CP, so once you are there, all that you will have to do will be to choose the type of the record that you want to set up and the hostname for which you are creating it, and then input the actual record text. For your benefit, you can watch a short video in the Control Panel regarding how to create a CNAME record or you can follow the instructions in the help article, that is available in the DNS records section.