Setting up a CNAME record for any one of the domains or subdomains you've got in the hosting account will enable you to point it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded domain will lose all its records - A, MX and so on, and will take the records of the Internet domain it's being pointed to. In this light, you cannot set up a CNAME record to forward your domain to a third-party provider and maintain a working email service with the first hosting company. Also, it is very important to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words and never a number as it is frequently wrongly identified as the A record of the Internet domain being forwarded. One of the primary uses of a CNAME record is to direct a domain address that you own through one company to the servers of some other company assuming you have set up a website with the latter. By doing this, the Internet site will appear under your own domain, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party company.

CNAME Records in Shared Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which we provide with each and every shared hosting service, will enable you to create CNAME records for any domain address or subdomain hosted within the account with just a few mouse clicks. If you aren't sure how to go about it, you should check the video tutorial that's available within the Control Panel, read the in depth Help article on the subject, or just simply contact us and we can help you 24/7, even though it is not likely you'll experience any troubles as all it takes to create a new CNAME record is to choose a domain/subdomain, type 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 of your domain addresses and website content and our system is simple and user-friendly enough to allow people with no previous experience to set up such records easily.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server with our company and you would like to set up a CNAME record, it requires only a few clicks to complete this task. The plans are handled using our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel in which you will find a section committed to the DNS records of the domain names and subdomains hosted inside 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 is going to be pointed to and save the modification. The new record is going to be active almost immediately in our system and will propagate worldwide within several hours. Changing or deleting an existing CNAME record within the account is just as simple and easy and takes a click. In case you experience any difficulties, you can go through our comprehensive help article, see the short video on the topic that we have added in the CP, or simply contact us for help.