Creating a CNAME record for any of the domain addresses or subdomains you've got in a hosting account allows you to forward it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded Internet domain will lose all of its records - A, MX and so forth, and will take the records of the Internet domain it is being forwarded to. In this light, you cannot set up a CNAME record to redirect your domain to a third-party provider and retain a functional e-mail service with the first provider. It is also very important to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words and not a number as it's frequently mistaken for the A record of the domain being forwarded. One of the main uses of a CNAME record is to direct a domain name that you own through one company to the servers of some other company in case you have set up a site with the latter. That way, the site will appear under your own domain address, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party company.

CNAME Records in Cloud Website Hosting

Creating a CNAME record with our cloud website hosting is very easy. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel features a section committed to the DNS records of your domains, so you can set up a new CNAME record for any domain or subdomain hosted within your account in only a few simple steps. You'll find a video tutorial inside the same section where you can see the process first-hand. This feature will give you various possibilities - if you build a company website on our end, as an illustration, the workers can use their e-mails with the company domain name, not with the address of our mail server. If you want to set up an Internet site using a different company which offers online web design services, you can easily forward a domain name hosted here and use it for the site. Last, but not least, in case you have an on-line store and you have a billing system for http://your-domain.com and/or an SSL certificate, you are able to 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

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each of our semi-dedicated server accounts, will enable you to create a CNAME record without difficulty. Whether you want to create a private URL for your e-mails, to point a domain address to a subdomain inside the account or to forward a domain address to another provider and use some third-party service which they provide, it won't take you more than three mouse clicks to set up such a record. All DNS records for the domain names and subdomains hosted within the semi-dedicated account will be listed in a separate section in the CP, so once you are there, all you will have to do will be to select 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 benefit, you can watch a short video within the Control Panel regarding how to create a CNAME record or you can follow the instructions in the help article, that is available in the DNS records section.