Setting up a CNAME record for each of the domain addresses or subdomains that you've got in a hosting account will enable you to direct it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded domain will lose all its records - A, MX and so forth, and will take the records of the domain address it's being pointed to. In this light, you cannot set up a CNAME record to forward your domain name to a third-party company and retain a working e-mail service with the first provider. Also, it is very important to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words and never a number because it is regularly mistaken for the A record of the domain being redirected. One of the primary uses of a CNAME record is to point a domain address you own through one company to the servers of another provider if you have created a website with the latter. That way, the website will appear under your own domain name, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party provider.

CNAME Records in Cloud Hosting

Creating a CNAME record with our Linux cloud packages is very easy. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel has a section committed to the DNS records of your domain names, so you can set up a new CNAME record for any domain or subdomain hosted in your account in a couple of easy steps. You'll find a video tutorial in the same section where you can see the process first-hand. This feature provides you with many opportunities - if you create a company site on our end, as an illustration, the workers can use their emails with the company domain name, not with the address of our mail server. If you decide to set up an Internet site by using a different company which offers online web design services, you can easily forward a domain address hosted here and use it for the website. Last, but not least, if you have a web-based store and you have a billing system for http://your-domain.com and/or an SSL certificate, you could create a CNAME record for the www subdomain and point it to the main domain address, so all your visitors will be forwarded to a secure URL.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server from our company and you want to create a CNAME record, it will take only a couple of mouse clicks to complete this task. The plans are managed via our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel in which you will find a section dedicated to the DNS records of the domain addresses and subdomains hosted within the account. To create a CNAME record, you will simply have to pick the record type and the hostname (domain or subdomain), input where the latter is going to be forwarded to and save the change. The new record will be active almost immediately in our system and will propagate worldwide within a couple of hours. Editing or deleting an existing CNAME record in the account is just as easy and takes a click. In case you experience any difficulties, you can go through our comprehensive help article, check out the short video on the topic that we have added in the Control Panel, or simply contact us for assistance.