Creating a CNAME record for any of the domains or subdomains you've got within a hosting account allows you to direct it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded domain address will lose all of its records - A, MX and so forth, and will take the records of the domain address it is being directed to. In this light, you simply can't set up a CNAME record to point your domain name to a third-party provider and maintain a working e-mail service with the first hosting provider. Also, it is very important to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words and not a number because it is often confused with the A record of the Internet domain being redirected. One of the main uses of a CNAME record is to point a domain address that you own through one provider to the servers of another provider if you have set up a site with the latter. In this way, the site will appear under your own domain name, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party provider.

CNAME Records in Website Hosting

You can easily create CNAME records in case you have a website hosting plan from our company. We're going to supply you with an easy-to-use CP where you could see all DNS records for the domains and subdomains which are hosted inside the account. Creating a CNAME record requires a few simple steps - select the domain/subdomain, pick CNAME as the type, type in the hostname you are pointing to, and then simply click the Save button. The process is as simple as that and the new record is going to be active almost immediately. That way, you will have more control over your domains and subdomains and over the content they open, you'll be able to set up a private URL for company emails, and a lot more. If you feel unclear about how to set up a new record or you have never done such a task, you will find a short video tutorial in which you can see the whole process first-hand. If you choose to edit or delete an existing CNAME record created for a domain/subdomain hosted on our end, it'll take you literally just a mouse click to do it.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

You're going to be able to create, modify and delete CNAME records easily with any one of our semi-dedicated server plans. The accounts are controlled using the custom Hepsia hosting CP, and in one of its sections you will see all records for any domain name or subdomain you have added in your account. To set up a new record, you simply need to choose the hostname which will be forwarded (domain/subdomain), type where it will be forwarded to, choose the record type, which will be CNAME in this case, and you will be ready. Even when you haven't used a web hosting service before, our CP is incredibly easy to use, so you'll not have any troubles. We also have a short video and a detailed help article on how to set up a CNAME record, both of which can be found in the same section of Hepsia. With this function, you can easily use a domain address hosted on our groundbreaking cloud hosting platform for an Internet site created somewhere else, create a custom webmail login address with any of your domain addresses, plus much more.