Creating a CNAME record for any one of the domains or subdomains you have within a hosting account allows you to forward it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded Internet domain will lose all its records - A, MX etc, and will take the records of the Internet domain it's being forwarded to. In this light, you cannot create a CNAME record to forward your domain to a third-party company and maintain a functional email service with the first hosting company. Additionally, it is very important to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words and not a number because it is commonly confused with the A record of the domain address being forwarded. One of the primary uses of a CNAME record is to forward a domain that you own through one provider to the servers of some other company if you have set up a website with the latter. That way, the Internet site will appear under your own domain name, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party provider.

CNAME Records in Shared Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which we offer with each and every shared hosting, allows you to create CNAME records for every single domain name or subdomain hosted in the account with several clicks. If you're not confident how to go about it, you can check out the video tutorial that's available in the CP, read the comprehensive Help article on the subject, or simply contact us and we can assist you 24/7, although it is unlikely that you'll experience any difficulties as all it takes to create a new CNAME record is to choose a domain/subdomain, type in the hostname you're redirecting 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 addresses and site content and our system is simple and user-friendly enough to allow people with no previous experience to set up this sort of records easily.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server with our company and you wish to set up a CNAME record, it takes only a few mouse clicks to complete this task. The plans are managed via our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel in which you will discover a section dedicated to the DNS records of the domain addresses and subdomains hosted in the account. To set up a CNAME record, you'll simply have to select the record type and the hostname (domain or subdomain), type in where the latter will be forwarded to and save the change. The new record is going to be active almost immediately in our system and will propagate worldwide within a couple of hours. Editing or deleting an existing CNAME record in the account is just as easy and takes a click. In case you experience any troubles, you can go through our detailed help article, check out the short video on the subject that we have added in the CP, or you can simply contact us for help.