Setting up a CNAME record for any of the domain names or subdomains you've got in a hosting account allows 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 can't create a CNAME record to redirect your domain name to a third-party provider and retain a working email service with the first hosting company. It's also very important to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words rather than a number as it is generally confused with the A record of the domain being redirected. One of the primary uses of a CNAME record is to direct a domain you own through one provider to the servers of some other provider when you have created a site with the latter. In this way, the site will appear under your own domain address, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party company.

CNAME Records in Shared Website Hosting

Creating a CNAME record with our Linux shared website hosting plans is quite easy. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel has a section committed to the DNS records of your domain addresses, so you can create a new CNAME record for any domain or subdomain hosted inside your account in just a few basic steps. There is also a video tutorial within the same section where you can see the process first-hand. This feature provides you with various options - if you create a company website on our end, as an illustration, the workers can use their emails with the company domain address, not with the address of our mail server. If you choose to create a site by using a different provider which offers online web design services, you can easily redirect a domain name hosted here and use it for the website. Last, but not least, in case you have an online store and you have a billing system for http://your-domain.com and/or an SSL certificate, you can create a CNAME record for the www subdomain and redirect it to the main domain address, so all your visitors will be forwarded to a secure URL.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Managing DNS records usually seems to be a hard task to those with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each and every Linux semi-dedicated plan that we provide, is extremely easy to use. If you want to create a CNAME record for any purpose, all you have to do will be to select the domain or subdomain that you need, select the type of record, which will be CNAME in this case, then input the value i.e. the domain or subdomain you are forwarding to. The process is very simple and you can create the record in the DNS Records section of the CP. Within the hour the new record is going to be fully active and within a few hours it will propagate around the globe. If you are not sure what you should do, we've prepared a detailed help article and a short video tutorial on how to go about creating a CNAME record and they are both situated in that very same section of Hepsia. Of course, you can also get in touch with us for assistance at any time.