Setting up a CNAME record for each of the domain names or subdomains you've got in a hosting account will enable you to point it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded domain address will lose all its records - A, MX and so forth, 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 company and retain a working e-mail service with the first hosting provider. Also, it is important to note that a CNAME record is always a string of words and not a number because it is regularly mistaken for the A record of the Internet domain being forwarded. One of the main uses of a CNAME record is to point a domain which you own through one provider to the servers of another company when you have created a site with the latter. That way, the site will appear under your own domain, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party company.

CNAME Records in Cloud Website Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which our company offers with each and every cloud website hosting service, will permit you to set up CNAME records for any domain or subdomain hosted inside the account with only a few clicks. If you aren't confident how to go about it, you should check the video tutorial that's available in the CP, read the comprehensive Help article on the subject, or you can simply contact us and we can help you 24/7, though it is not likely that you will experience any problems as all it takes to create a new CNAME record is to pick a domain/subdomain, enter the hostname you're forwarding to, and save the modification. The new record is going to be fully active within the hour. Using CNAME records permits you to have better control over your domain addresses and site content and our system is simple and user-friendly enough to allow individuals with no previous experience to create such records effortlessly.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server through our company and you wish to set up a CNAME record, it will require just a couple of mouse clicks to complete this task. The plans are managed using our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel where you will find a section dedicated to the DNS records of the domain names and subdomains hosted inside the account. To set up a CNAME record, you'll simply have to choose the record type and the hostname (domain or subdomain), input where the latter is going to be pointed to and save the modification. The new record is going to be active almost right away in our system and will propagate worldwide within a few hours. Modifying or deleting an existing CNAME record inside the account is just as easy and takes a click. In case you experience any issues, you can go through our in-depth help article, see the short video on the subject that we have added in the Control Panel, or you can just contact us for assistance.