Setting up a CNAME record for any one of the domain addresses or subdomains that you have within a hosting account allows 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 redirected to. In this light, you can't set up a CNAME record to point your domain to a third-party provider and retain a working e-mail service with the first hosting provider. It's also important to note that a CNAME record is always a string of words rather than a number as it's generally mistaken for the A record of the domain being redirected. One of the main uses of a CNAME record is to forward a domain that you own through one provider to the servers of another provider in case you have created a website with the latter. By doing this, the Internet site will appear under your own domain name, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party company.

CNAME Records in Cloud Hosting

The Hepsia hosting CP, which we offer with each and every cloud hosting service, will allow you to create CNAME records for any domain name or subdomain hosted in the account with just a few clicks. If you aren't confident how to go about it, you should check the video tutorial available in the Control Panel, read the in depth Help article on the subject, or just simply contact us and we will help you 24/7, though it is unlikely that you'll experience any problems as all it takes to create a new CNAME record is to select a domain/subdomain, type in the hostname that you're forwarding to, and save the modification. The new record is going to be fully active within the hour. Using CNAME records enables you to have better control of your domain addresses and site content and our system is simple and user-friendly enough to allow people who have no previous experience to create this kind of records easily.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

You are going to be able to create, edit and delete CNAME records really easy with any one of our semi-dedicated server plans. The accounts are controlled using the custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel, and in one of its sections you'll see all records for every domain or subdomain that you have added in your account. To set up a new record, you just need to select the hostname that'll be forwarded (domain/subdomain), enter where it will be forwarded to, pick the record type, that'll be CNAME in this case, and you are going to be all set. Even when you haven't used a web hosting service before, our CP is extremely intuitive to use, so you'll not have any troubles. We also have a short video and a detailed help article concerning how to create a CNAME record, both of which are located in the same section of Hepsia. With this feature, you can easily use a domain address hosted on our revolutionary cloud hosting platform for an Internet site created elsewhere, set up a custom webmail login address with any of your domain names, and more.