Creating a CNAME record for any of the domain addresses or subdomains that you've got within a hosting account will permit you to point it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded Internet domain will lose all its records - A, MX and so on, and will take the records of the domain address it's being redirected to. In this light, you cannot set up a CNAME record to redirect your domain name to a third-party provider and retain a functional email service with the first provider. Also, it is important to note that a CNAME record is always a string of words rather than a number because it is commonly wrongly identified as the A record of the domain address being redirected. One of the main uses of a CNAME record is to direct a domain you own through one provider to the servers of another provider when you have created a site with the latter. By doing this, the site will appear under your own domain, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party provider.

CNAME Records in Shared Website Hosting

You can easily set up CNAME records in case you have a Linux shared website hosting package through our company. We are going to provide you with an easy-to-use Control Panel where you could view all DNS records for the domains and subdomains that are hosted inside the account. Creating a CNAME record includes several simple steps - choose the domain/subdomain, select CNAME as the type, type in the hostname you are forwarding to, and then simply click on the Save button. The process is as simple as that and the new record will be active almost immediately. In this way, you are going to have more control over your domains and subdomains and over the content they open, you could create a private URL for company emails, and more. If you feel uncertain about how to create a new record or you have never done such a task, you will find a short video tutorial where you can see the whole process first-hand. If you decide to edit or delete an existing CNAME record created for a domain/subdomain hosted on our end, it'll take you literally simply a mouse click to make it happen.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with each of our semi-dedicated server accounts, will allow you to set up a CNAME record with ease. Whether you want to create a private URL for your e-mails, to redirect a domain address to a subdomain within the account or to forward a domain address to another company and use some third-party service that they provide, it's not going to require more than three mouse clicks to set up this sort of record. All DNS records for the domain names and subdomains hosted in the semi-dedicated account will be listed in a separate section in the Control Panel, so when you are there, all that you will have to do will be to choose the type of the record that you want to create and the hostname for which you are creating it, and then input the actual record text. For your benefit, you can see a short video within the Control Panel concerning how to create a CNAME record or you can follow the instructions in the help article, that is available in the DNS records section.