Setting up a CNAME record for each of the domain names or subdomains that you have in the 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 etc, and will take the records of the domain name it is being pointed to. In this light, you cannot create a CNAME record to point your domain to a third-party provider and keep a functional e-mail service with the first hosting company. Additionally, it is essential to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words rather than a number because it is often confused with the A record of the domain being forwarded. One of the major uses of a CNAME record is to forward a domain address that you own through one company to the servers of some other provider if you have set up a website with the latter. In this way, the website will appear under your own domain name, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party company.

CNAME Records in Shared Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which our company offers with each and every shared hosting, will enable you to set up CNAME records for any domain address or subdomain hosted in the account with just a few clicks. If you are not sure how to go about it, you can check the video tutorial available inside the Control Panel, read the in depth Help article on the subject, or you can simply contact us and we will help you 24/7, even though it is unlikely you'll experience any troubles as all it takes to create a new CNAME record is to choose a domain/subdomain, type the hostname you are pointing to, and save the change. The new record is going to be fully active within the hour. Using CNAME records allows you to have better control of your domain addresses and website content and our system is simple and intuitive enough to allow people who have no previous experience to set up this sort of records easily.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with each of our semi-dedicated server accounts, will allow you to set up a CNAME record effortlessly. Whether you want to create a private URL for your e-mails, to redirect a domain address to a subdomain within the account or to forward a domain to another company and use some third-party service that they provide, it won't take you more than 3 clicks to create this sort of record. All DNS records for the domains and subdomains hosted in the semi-dedicated account are going to be listed in a separate section in the CP, so when you are there, all you will have to do will be to select the type of the record that you want to set up 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 Control Panel about how to create a CNAME record or you can follow the instructions in the help article, which is available in the DNS records section.