Creating a CNAME record for each of the domain names or subdomains you have within a hosting account will enable you to direct it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded domain will lose all its records - A, MX and so forth, and will take the records of the domain it's being forwarded to. In this light, you can't set up a CNAME record to direct your domain to a third-party company and retain a functional e-mail service with the first hosting company. It's also important to note that a CNAME record is always a string of words rather than a number as it's regularly mistaken for the A record of the domain being redirected. One of the main uses of a CNAME record is to direct a domain which you own through one company to the servers of another provider when you have created an Internet site with the latter. That way, the website will appear under your own domain address, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party provider.

CNAME Records in Cloud Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which we provide with each and every Linux cloud hosting, will permit you to set up CNAME records for any domain name or subdomain hosted within the account with just a few mouse clicks. If you are not absolutely sure how to go about it, you can check the video tutorial that is available in the Control Panel, read the detailed Help article on the subject, or you can simply contact us and we can assist you 24/7, even though it is unlikely you'll experience any difficulties as all it takes to create a new CNAME record is to select a domain/subdomain, input the hostname that you're redirecting to, and save the change. The new record is going to be fully active within the hour. Using CNAME records permits you to have better control over your domain addresses and site content and our system is simple and intuitive enough to allow people with no previous experience to set up such records effortlessly.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Managing DNS records usually seems to be a tough task to the people with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with every single Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we offer, is very easy to use. If you want to set up a CNAME record for any purpose, all that you will have to do will be to choose the domain address or subdomain that you need, choose the type of record, that will be CNAME in this case, then enter the value i.e. the domain address or subdomain you are forwarding to. The procedure is quite 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 completely active and within several hours it is going to propagate around the world. If you aren't sure what you need to do, we have prepared an in depth help article and a short video tutorial concerning how to go about creating a CNAME record and they are both situated in that same section of Hepsia. Naturally, you can also get in touch with us for assistance at any moment.