Creating a CNAME record for each of the domain addresses or subdomains that you've got within a hosting account allows you to redirect it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded domain address will lose all of its records - A, MX and so on, and will take the records of the domain name it is being directed to. In this light, you cannot create a CNAME record to point your domain name to a third-party provider and maintain a functional e-mail service with the first hosting provider. It is also very important to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words rather than a number as it's often wrongly identified as the A record of the domain address being forwarded. One of the main uses of a CNAME record is to direct a domain address you own through one provider to the servers of another provider in case you have set up an Internet site with the latter. This way, the site will appear under your own domain, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party provider.

CNAME Records in Cloud Web Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which we offer with each and every Linux cloud web hosting package, allows you to create CNAME records for every domain address or subdomain hosted in the account with several clicks. If you aren't sure how to go about it, you should check the video tutorial that's available in the CP, read the in depth Help article on the subject, or just simply contact us and we can assist you 24/7, even though it is unlikely that you'll experience any troubles as all it takes to set up a new CNAME record is to pick a domain/subdomain, enter the hostname that you're pointing to, and save the modification. The new record is going to be fully active within the hour. Using CNAME records allows you to have better control of your domains and site content and our system is simple and intuitive enough to allow people who have no previous experience to create this sort of records easily.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with every one of our semi-dedicated server accounts, will allow you to create a CNAME record with ease. If you want to create a private URL for your e-mails, to point a domain address to a subdomain inside the account or to forward a domain name to another provider and use some third-party service which they provide, it's not going to require more than three clicks to set up this type of record. All DNS records for the domain addresses and subdomains hosted inside the semi-dedicated account are going to be listed in a separate section in the CP, so once you're 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 enter the actual record text. For your convenience, you can watch a short video in the Control Panel concerning how to set up a CNAME record or you can follow the instructions in the help article, that's available in the DNS records section.