Setting up a CNAME record for any one of the domain addresses or subdomains that you've got in the hosting account will permit you to forward it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded Internet domain will lose all its records - A, MX and so on, and will take the records of the domain it's being redirected to. In this light, you can't set up a CNAME record to direct your domain to a third-party provider and keep a working email service with the first hosting provider. It is also essential to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words and not a number because it is frequently wrongly identified as the A record of the Internet domain being forwarded. One of the primary uses of a CNAME record is to forward a domain address you own through one company to the servers of some other provider assuming you have set up a site with the latter. This way, the site will appear under your own domain address, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party provider.

CNAME Records in Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which we offer with each and every Linux hosting, will allow you to create CNAME records for every domain address or subdomain hosted in the account with several clicks. If you're not absolutely sure how to go about it, you can check out the video tutorial that is available in the Control Panel, read the detailed Help article on the subject, or you can simply contact us and we will help you 24/7, though it is not likely you'll experience any difficulties as all it takes to set up a new CNAME record is to pick a domain/subdomain, type the hostname you are redirecting to, and save the change. The new record is going to be fully active within the hour. Using CNAME records allows you to have better control of your domain names and website content and our system is simple and user-friendly enough to allow people with no previous experience to set up this sort of records easily.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You're going to be able to set up, change and delete CNAME records really easy with any of our semi-dedicated server plans. The accounts are managed via the custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel, and in one of its sections you'll see all records for any domain or subdomain which you have added in your account. To create a new record, you only need to choose the hostname which will be forwarded (domain/subdomain), input where it is going to be forwarded to, choose the record type, which will be CNAME in this case, and you are going to be ready. Even when you have never used a web hosting service before, our Control Panel is quite intuitive to use, so you will not have any problems. We also have a short video and a detailed help article regarding how to set up a CNAME record, both of which can be found in the exact same section of Hepsia. With this feature, you could easily use a domain address hosted on our revolutionary cloud hosting platform for a site created someplace else, set up a custom webmail login address with any of your domain names, plus much more.