Creating a CNAME record for any one of the domain addresses or subdomains you've got in the hosting account will allow you to direct it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded domain will lose all of its records - A, MX and so forth, and will take the records of the domain name it is being forwarded to. In this light, you simply can't set up a CNAME record to redirect your domain to a third-party company and retain a functional e-mail service with the first hosting company. Also, it is essential to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words and never a number as it is generally 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 which you own through one provider to the servers of another company when you have created a site with the latter. This way, the site will appear under your own domain, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party provider.

CNAME Records in Cloud Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which we offer with each and every Linux cloud hosting, will allow you to create CNAME records for every domain name or subdomain hosted within the account with only a few mouse clicks. If you aren't certain how to go about it, you can check the video tutorial that's available in the CP, read the comprehensive Help article on the subject, or simply contact us and we can help you 24/7, though it is not likely that you'll experience any issues 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 permits you to have better control of your domains and site content and our system is simple and intuitive enough to allow individuals with no previous experience to set up such records effortlessly.

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 effortlessly. In case you want to create a private URL for your e-mails, to redirect a domain name to a subdomain inside the account or to forward a domain to another company and use some third-party service which they provide, it won't take you more than 3 clicks to create such a record. All DNS records for the domain addresses and subdomains hosted inside the semi-dedicated account are going to be listed in a separate section in the Control Panel, so when you're there, all you will have to do will be to select 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 within the CP about how to create a CNAME record or you can refer to the instructions in the help article, that's available in the DNS records section.