Setting up a CNAME record for any one of the domain names or subdomains that you have within a hosting account will allow you to redirect 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 address it's being directed to. In this light, you can't set up a CNAME record to point your domain name to a third-party company and keep a working 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 not a number as it's generally confused with the A record of the domain address being redirected. One of the primary uses of a CNAME record is to forward a domain address which you own through one provider to the servers of some other provider if you have created a website with the latter. By doing this, the site will appear under your own domain, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party company.

CNAME Records in Cloud Web Hosting

Creating a CNAME record with our Linux cloud web hosting packages is extremely easy. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel features a section devoted to the DNS records of your domain names, so you can set up a new CNAME record for any domain or subdomain hosted inside your account in just a few easy steps. There is also a video tutorial within the same section where you can see the process first-hand. This feature will give you many opportunities - if you build a company site on our end, for example, the employees can use their emails with the company domain address, not with the address of our mail server. If you choose to set up a website using a different provider that offers online web design services, you can easily forward a domain hosted here and use it for the website. Last, but not least, in case you have an on-line store and you have a billing system for and/or an SSL certificate, you could create a CNAME record for the www subdomain and forward it to the main domain address, so all your visitors will be forwarded to a secure URL.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server with our company and you would like to create a CNAME record, it will take only a couple of mouse clicks to complete this task. The plans are managed using our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP in which you will see a section dedicated to the DNS records of the domains and subdomains hosted within the account. To set up a CNAME record, you will only have to select the record type and the hostname (domain or subdomain), enter where the latter is going to be redirected to and save the change. The new record is going to be active almost right away in our system and will propagate worldwide within a couple of hours. Modifying or deleting an existing CNAME record inside the account is equally simple and easy and takes a click. If you experience any difficulties, you can go through our comprehensive help article, watch the short video on the subject that we have added in the CP, or you can just contact us for help.