Setting up a CNAME record for any of the domain addresses 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 of its records - A, MX and so on, and will take the records of the domain name it is being pointed to. In this light, you can't set up a CNAME record to point your domain to a third-party company and maintain a functional email service with the first provider. Also, it is very important to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words rather than a number because it is generally mistaken for the A record of the domain name being forwarded. One of the main uses of a CNAME record is to forward a domain address you own through one provider to the servers of some other provider assuming you have created an Internet site with the latter. This way, the Internet site will appear under your own domain name, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party provider.

CNAME Records in Hosting

You can effortlessly create CNAME records if you have a hosting from our company. We are going to provide you with an easy-to-use Control Panel which allows you to see all DNS records for the domain names and subdomains which are hosted in the account. Setting up a CNAME record involves a number of easy steps - pick the domain/subdomain, select CNAME as the type, enter the hostname you are forwarding to, and then simply click the Save button. The procedure is as simple as that and the new record is going to be active almost immediately. This way, you're going to have more control over your domains and subdomains and over the content they open, you'll be able to set up a private URL for company emails, and more. If you feel unclear about how to create a new record or you have never done such a task, we have a short video tutorial where you could see the whole process first-hand. If you decide to change or delete an existing CNAME record created for a domain/subdomain hosted on our end, it will take you literally just a click to make it happen.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server with our company and you would like to create a CNAME record, it requires just a few clicks to complete this task. The plans are managed via our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel where you will find a section committed to the DNS records of the domain addresses and subdomains hosted inside the account. To create a CNAME record, you will simply have to select the record type and the hostname (domain or subdomain), input where the latter will be forwarded to and save the change. The new record will be active almost immediately in our system and will propagate worldwide within several hours. Changing or deleting an existing CNAME record inside the account is just as simple and easy and takes a click. If you experience any difficulties, you can go through our comprehensive help article, check out the short video on the subject that we have added in the Control Panel, or you can simply contact us for assistance.