Setting up a CNAME record for any one of the domain names or subdomains that you have in a hosting account allows you to redirect it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded domain name will lose all its records - A, MX etc, and will take the records of the Internet domain it's being forwarded to. In this light, you cannot create a CNAME record to redirect your domain name to a third-party company and keep a functional e-mail service with the first hosting company. It is also very important to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words rather than a number because it is regularly mistaken for the A record of the domain name being forwarded. One of the primary uses of a CNAME record is to direct a domain address which you own through one company to the servers of some other company in case you have created a website with the latter. That way, the Internet site will appear under your own domain, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party company.

CNAME Records in Shared Hosting

You can effortlessly create CNAME records if you have a Linux shared hosting package through our company. We will provide you with an easy-to-use Control Panel where you can observe all DNS records for the domain addresses and subdomains that are hosted inside the account. Setting up a CNAME record involves a few easy steps - choose the domain/subdomain, pick CNAME as the type, type in the hostname you are forwarding to, and then simply click the Save button. The procedure is as easy as that and the new record will be active almost instantly. In this way, you will have more control over your domains and subdomains and over the content they open, you'll be able to create a private URL for company emails, plus much more. If you feel unsure about how to set up a new record or you have never done such a task, we have a short video tutorial in which you can see the whole process first-hand. If you decide to modify or delete an existing CNAME record created for a domain/subdomain hosted on our end, it'll require literally only a click to make it happen.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with each of our semi-dedicated server accounts, allows you to set up a CNAME record effortlessly. In case you want to create a private URL for your e-mails, to redirect a domain to a subdomain in the account or to forward a domain address to another provider and use some third-party service which they provide, it will not require more than three mouse clicks to set up this type of record. All DNS records for the domain addresses and subdomains hosted in the semi-dedicated account will be listed in a separate section in the Control Panel, so once you are there, all you will have to do will be to pick the type of the record that you want to create and the hostname for which you are creating it, and then type in the actual record text. For your convenience, you can see a short video within the CP on how to create a CNAME record or you can refer to the instructions in the help article, that's available in the DNS records section.