Setting up a CNAME record for any one of the domains or subdomains you have in a hosting account will allow you to point it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded domain name will lose all its records - A, MX and so forth, and will take the records of the domain it is being redirected to. In this light, you can't create a CNAME record to direct your domain to a third-party provider and maintain a functional email service with the first hosting provider. Additionally, it is important to note that a CNAME record is always a string of words and not a number as it's frequently wrongly identified as the A record of the domain name being redirected. One of the primary uses of a CNAME record is to forward a domain address that you own through one company to the servers of some other provider assuming you have created a website with the latter. In this way, the website will appear under your own domain, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party company.

CNAME Records in Shared Hosting

You can easily set up CNAME records if you have a Linux shared hosting through our company. We will supply you with an easy-to-use Control Panel where you could view all DNS records for the domains and subdomains which are hosted in the account. Creating a CNAME record involves a number of easy steps - pick the domain/subdomain, pick CNAME as the type, enter the hostname you are redirecting to, then just click on the Save button. The procedure is as easy as that and the new record will be active almost immediately. In this way, you'll have more control over your domain addresses and subdomains and over the content they open, you could create a private URL for company emails, and more. If you feel unclear about how to create a new record or you have never done such a task, you will find there's a short video tutorial where you could see the whole process first-hand. If you decide to modify or delete an existing CNAME record created for a domain/subdomain hosted on our end, it'll require literally only a mouse click to do it.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with every single one of our semi-dedicated server accounts, will enable you to set up a CNAME record with ease. When you want to create a private URL for your emails, to point a domain to a subdomain in the account or to forward a domain to another company and use some third-party service which they provide, it's not going to take you more than three clicks to set up such a record. All DNS records for the domains and subdomains hosted in 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 choose 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 benefit, you can watch a short video in the Control Panel on how to create a CNAME record or you can refer to the instructions in the help article, which is available in the DNS records section.