Creating a CNAME record for each of the domain names or subdomains you have in a hosting account allows you to forward it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded domain name will lose all of its records - A, MX and so on, and will take the records of the domain name it's being pointed to. In this light, you can't create a CNAME record to forward your domain to a third-party company and maintain a working e-mail service with the first hosting company. Additionally, it is very important to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words and not a number as it is often mistaken for the A record of the domain address being redirected. One of the primary uses of a CNAME record is to point a domain which you own through one company to the servers of some other provider assuming you have created a site with the latter. By doing this, the Internet site will appear under your own domain address, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party provider.

CNAME Records in Cloud Hosting

The Hepsia hosting CP, which our company offers with each and every cloud hosting, will enable you to set up CNAME records for any domain name or subdomain hosted within the account with just a few clicks. If you're not sure how to go about it, you can check the video tutorial that's available in the Control Panel, read the in depth Help article on the subject, or simply contact us and we will help you 24/7, though it is unlikely that you'll experience any difficulties as all it takes to create a new CNAME record is to select a domain/subdomain, enter the hostname you are redirecting to, and save the modification. The new record will be fully active within the hour. Using CNAME records permits you to have better control of your domain addresses and site content and our system is simple and user-friendly enough to allow individuals with no previous experience to set up such records with ease.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

You are going to be able to create, change and delete CNAME records easily with any of our semi-dedicated server plans. The accounts are controlled via the custom Hepsia hosting CP, and in one of its sections you will see all records for any domain name or subdomain that you have added in your account. To create a new record, you only need to choose the hostname that will be forwarded (domain/subdomain), input where it will be forwarded to, pick the record type, that'll be CNAME in this case, and you'll be all set. Even when you have never used a web hosting service before, our Control Panel is quite intuitive to use, so you'll not have any troubles. We also have a short video and a detailed help article regarding how to create a CNAME record, both of which are located in the exact same section of Hepsia. With this feature, you could easily use a domain name hosted on our cutting edge cloud hosting platform for a website created somewhere else, create a custom webmail login address with any of your domain names, and much more.