Setting up a CNAME record for each of the domain addresses or subdomains that you've got in a hosting account will enable you to point 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 it is being directed to. In this light, you cannot 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 provider. Additionally, it is very important to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words and not a number as it is generally mistaken for the A record of the domain being forwarded. One of the primary uses of a CNAME record is to forward a domain address you own through one company to the servers of some other provider assuming you have created an Internet site with the latter. This way, the Internet site will appear under your own domain name, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party company.

CNAME Records in Web Hosting

The Hepsia hosting CP, which we provide with each and every Linux web hosting, will permit you to create CNAME records for any domain name or subdomain hosted within the account with several clicks. If you are not sure how to go about it, you can check the video tutorial that is available within the CP, read the comprehensive Help article on the subject, or simply contact us and we can assist you 24/7, although it is not likely that you will experience any issues as all it takes to set up a new CNAME record is to select a domain/subdomain, input the hostname that you're forwarding to, and save the change. The new record will be fully active within the hour. Using CNAME records permits you to have better control of your domain names and site content and our system is simple and intuitive enough to allow people with no previous experience to set up this sort of records effortlessly.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server through our company and you wish to set up a CNAME record, it will take only a few clicks to complete this task. The plans are handled using our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel where you will see a section devoted to the DNS records of the domains and subdomains hosted inside the account. To create a CNAME record, you'll simply have to choose the record type and the hostname (domain or subdomain), key in where the latter will be pointed to and save the modification. The new record will be active almost immediately in our system and will propagate worldwide within several hours. Modifying or deleting an existing CNAME record in the account is just as simple and easy and takes a click. In case you experience any problems, you can go through our comprehensive help article, check out the short video on the topic that we have added in the Control Panel, or simply contact us for help.