Creating a CNAME record for any of the domains or subdomains you have within a hosting account will permit you to direct it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded domain will lose all its records - A, MX and so on, and will take the records of the domain address it is being forwarded to. In this light, you cannot set up a CNAME record to redirect your domain to a third-party company and maintain a working e-mail service with the first provider. Also, it is essential to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words rather than a number as it's often mistaken for the A record of the domain name being forwarded. One of the main uses of a CNAME record is to direct a domain address that you own through one provider to the servers of another provider assuming you have created a website with the latter. In this way, the website will appear under your own domain address, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party provider.

CNAME Records in Shared Web Hosting

You can easily set up CNAME records in case you have a shared web hosting from our company. We'll provide you with an easy-to-use CP which allows you to see all DNS records for the domain names and subdomains which are hosted within the account. Setting up a CNAME record requires a few easy steps - select the domain/subdomain, pick CNAME as the type, enter the hostname you are pointing to, and then simply click on the Save button. The process is as simple as that and the new record will be active almost instantly. That way, you are going to have more control over your domain names and subdomains and over the content they open, you'll be able to create a private URL for company e-mails, and more. If you feel unsure about how to set up 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 want to edit or delete an existing CNAME record created for a domain/subdomain hosted on our end, it'll take you literally only a click to make it happen.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with every single one of our semi-dedicated server accounts, allows you to set up a CNAME record easily. When you want to create a private URL for your e-mails, to forward a domain address to a subdomain within the account or to forward a domain to another company and use some third-party service that they provide, it won't take you more than three clicks to set up such a record. All DNS records for the domain names and subdomains hosted in the semi-dedicated account are going to be listed in a separate section in the Control Panel, so once you're there, all that you will have to do will be to pick the type of the record that you want to create and the hostname for which you are creating it, and then type in the actual record text. For your convenience, you can see a short video within the CP concerning how to create a CNAME record or you can refer to the instructions in the help article, that is available in the DNS records section.