Setting up a CNAME record for any of the domain addresses or subdomains that you have in the hosting account will permit you to forward it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded domain will lose all of its records - A, MX etc, and will take the records of the Internet domain it is being pointed to. In this light, you cannot create a CNAME record to forward your domain to a third-party company and maintain a working e-mail service with the first hosting company. It's also essential to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words and not a number as it's commonly wrongly identified as the A record of the Internet domain being redirected. One of the major uses of a CNAME record is to point a domain you own through one company to the servers of some other provider when you have set up a website with the latter. That way, the website will appear under your own domain, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party provider.

CNAME Records in Shared Web Hosting

If you have a shared web hosting plan through our company and you wish to set up a CNAME record, it will take you a few clicks to get it done. You can access the DNS records for all domains and subdomains hosted within your account through the Hepsia CP offered with each and every plan and adding a new record is as easy as clicking on a button, picking out the type, which is CNAME in this case, entering the actual record value and saving the change. If you have never added this sort of record before, you will find a Help section with a detailed video tutorial which you can watch, or you can just contact us and we'll assist you with this task. If you have created a site via another provider, you want to use a private URL for your webmail or you wish to designate a subdomain to be used with the services of a different provider, like Google Apps, all it takes is setting up a CNAME record with a couple of clicks inside your CP.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Managing DNS records usually seems a challenging task to people with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with each and every semi-dedicated server we provide, is very simple to use. If you wish to create a CNAME record for any purpose, all you will need to do will be to pick the domain name or subdomain you need, pick the type of record, which will be CNAME in this case, then enter the value i.e. the domain name or subdomain you are forwarding to. The procedure is quite simple and you can create the record in the DNS Records section of the Control Panel. Within the hour the new record is going to be fully active and within several hours it'll propagate worldwide. If you aren't sure what you should do, we have prepared a comprehensive help article and a short video tutorial regarding how to go about creating a CNAME record and they are both located in that very same section of Hepsia. Of course, you can also get in touch with us for assistance whenever you want.