Setting up a CNAME record for any of the domain names or subdomains that you have within a hosting account will enable you to direct it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded domain will lose all its records - A, MX etc, and will take the records of the domain address it's being forwarded to. In this light, you can't create a CNAME record to redirect your domain name to a third-party company and retain a working email service with the first hosting company. Additionally, it is important to note that a CNAME record is always a string of words rather than a number as it's frequently mistaken for the A record of the domain address being redirected. One of the main uses of a CNAME record is to point a domain address you own through one company to the servers of another company assuming you have created a website with the latter. This way, the Internet site will appear under your own domain name, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party provider.

CNAME Records in Website Hosting

You can easily create CNAME records provided you have a website hosting plan with our company. We're going to provide you with an easy-to-use CP where you can see all DNS records for the domain addresses and subdomains which are hosted in the account. Creating a CNAME record includes a number of simple steps - pick the domain/subdomain, pick CNAME as the type, type in the hostname you are forwarding to, after that just click the Save button. The procedure is as easy as that and the new record is going to be active almost instantly. In this way, you are going to have more control over your domains and subdomains and over the content they open, you'll be able to create a private URL for company emails, plus much more. If you feel uncertain about how to create a new record or you have never done such a task, we have a short video tutorial where you can see the whole process first-hand. If you choose to edit or delete an existing CNAME record created for a domain/subdomain hosted on our end, it'll take you literally simply a click to do it.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with every single one of our semi-dedicated server accounts, will allow you to create a CNAME record easily. In case you want to create a private URL for your e-mails, to point a domain name to a subdomain within the account or to forward a domain name to another company and use some third-party service that they provide, it's not going to take you more than three clicks to create this sort of record. All DNS records for the domain addresses and subdomains hosted within the semi-dedicated account are going to be listed in a separate section in the CP, so once you are there, all you will have to do will be to select the type of the record that you want to set up and the hostname for which you are creating it, and then type in the actual record text. For your benefit, you can watch a short video in the CP on how to create a CNAME record or you can follow the instructions in the help article, that's available in the DNS records section.