Setting up a CNAME record for any of the domains or subdomains that you've got in the hosting account will allow you to redirect it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded domain name will lose all of its records - A, MX and so on, and will take the records of the domain name it is being forwarded to. In this light, you cannot create a CNAME record to redirect your domain name to a third-party provider and maintain a functional e-mail service with the first hosting company. Additionally, it is important to note that a CNAME record is always a string of words and not a number as it is generally wrongly identified as the A record of the domain being redirected. One of the major uses of a CNAME record is to forward a domain address which you own through one company to the servers of some other company when you have created a website with the latter. This way, the site will appear under your own domain, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party provider.

CNAME Records in Hosting

The Hepsia hosting CP, which we provide with each and every Linux hosting plan, will enable you to create CNAME records for every domain address or subdomain hosted inside the account with just a few clicks. If you are not certain how to go about it, you should check the video tutorial available in the Control Panel, read the detailed Help article on the subject, or you can simply contact us and we will help you 24/7, even though it is not likely that you'll experience any difficulties as all it takes to set up a new CNAME record is to pick a domain/subdomain, type the hostname that you're forwarding to, and save the modification. The new record will be fully active within the hour. Using CNAME records enables you to have better control over your domain names and site content and our system is simple and user-friendly enough to allow individuals with no previous experience to create such records with ease.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with every single one of our semi-dedicated server accounts, allows you to set up a CNAME record effortlessly. Whether you want to create a private URL for your e-mails, to forward a domain address to a subdomain in the account or to forward a domain to another provider and use some third-party service that they provide, it will not take you more than 3 clicks to create such a record. All DNS records for the domain names and subdomains hosted within the semi-dedicated account will be listed in a separate section in the CP, so once 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 enter the actual record text. For your convenience, you can watch a short video within the Control Panel on how to set up a CNAME record or you can refer to the instructions in the help article, that's available in the DNS records section.