Setting up a CNAME record for each of the domain addresses or subdomains that you have in the hosting account will allow you to forward 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 is being directed to. In this light, you simply can't set up a CNAME record to point your domain name to a third-party provider and retain a working e-mail service with the first hosting provider. Additionally, it is essential to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words and not a number as it's frequently confused with the A record of the domain being redirected. One of the major uses of a CNAME record is to forward a domain which you own through one provider to the servers of another company if you have set up a site with the latter. In this way, the website will appear under your own domain, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party provider.

CNAME Records in Cloud Hosting

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

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Managing DNS records usually appears to be a difficult task to the people with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with every single semi-dedicated plan which we provide, is extremely simple to use. If you need to create a CNAME record for any purpose, all that you will need to do will be to select the domain address or subdomain that you need, choose the type of record, which will be CNAME in this case, then type the value i.e. the domain or subdomain you are forwarding to. The process is very simple and you can create the record in the DNS Records section of the Control Panel. Within the hour the new record will be 100 % active and within a few hours it'll propagate around the globe. If you're not sure what you have to do, we have prepared a detailed help article and a short video tutorial concerning how to go about creating a CNAME record and they are both situated in that same section of Hepsia. Of course, you can also get in touch with us for help whenever you want.