Creating a CNAME record for any one of the domains or subdomains that you've got in the hosting account will enable you to direct 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 it's being directed to. In this light, you cannot create a CNAME record to point your domain to a third-party provider and keep a working e-mail service with the first hosting company. It's also very important to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words and never a number as it's regularly confused with 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 provider to the servers of some other company assuming you have created a website with the latter. This way, the site will appear under your own domain name, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party provider.

CNAME Records in Cloud Hosting

The Hepsia hosting CP, which we offer with each and every Linux cloud hosting, will permit you to set up CNAME records for any domain or subdomain hosted within the account with just a few mouse clicks. If you aren't certain how to go about it, you can check the video tutorial available inside the Control Panel, read the comprehensive Help article on the subject, or just simply contact us and we will help you 24/7, even though it is unlikely that you'll experience any troubles as all it takes to create a new CNAME record is to choose a domain/subdomain, type the hostname that you're pointing to, and save the modification. The new record will be fully active within the hour. Using CNAME records enables you to have better control of your domains and site content and our system is simple and user-friendly enough to allow people with no previous experience to set up this sort of records easily.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Managing DNS records usually appears to be a difficult task to the people with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with every Linux semi-dedicated hosting we provide, is very simple to use. If you wish to create a CNAME record for any purpose, all that you will need to do will be to pick the domain or subdomain that you need, pick the type of record, that will be CNAME in this case, then type the value i.e. the domain name or subdomain you are forwarding to. The procedure is very easy 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 several hours it is going to propagate around the globe. If you're not sure what you should do, we have prepared a comprehensive help article and a short video tutorial regarding how to go about creating a CNAME record and they are both situated in that same section of Hepsia. Needless to say, you can also get in touch with us for help at any moment.