Creating a CNAME record for each of the domain addresses or subdomains you have in the hosting account will enable you to redirect it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded domain address will lose all of its records - A, MX etc, and will take the records of the domain it's being redirected to. In this light, you cannot set up a CNAME record to redirect your domain to a third-party provider and retain a functional email service with the first hosting company. Additionally, it is essential to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words and not a number because it is often wrongly identified as the A record of the Internet domain being redirected. One of the main uses of a CNAME record is to forward a domain you own through one company to the servers of another company in case you have set up an Internet site with the latter. This way, the Internet 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 effortlessly create CNAME records if you have a Linux website hosting through our company. We'll supply you with an easy-to-use Control Panel which allows you to see all DNS records for the domains and subdomains which are hosted within the account. Creating a CNAME record requires a few easy steps - select the domain/subdomain, pick CNAME as the type, type in 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. This way, you'll have more control over your domain addresses 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 unclear 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 decide to change or delete an existing CNAME record created for a domain/subdomain hosted on our end, it will take you literally only a mouse click to get it done.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with every one of our semi-dedicated server accounts, will enable you to create a CNAME record easily. In case you want to create a private URL for your emails, to forward a domain name to a subdomain inside the account or to forward a domain to another company and use some third-party service that they provide, it will not require more than three clicks to set up this kind of 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 are there, all you will have to do will be to choose the type of the record that you want to set up and the hostname for which you are creating it, and then type in the actual record text. For your convenience, you can watch a short video inside the Control Panel about how to set up a CNAME record or you can refer to the instructions in the help article, that's available in the DNS records section.