Setting up a CNAME record for any of the domains or subdomains that you've got in a hosting account allows you to point it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded domain will lose all its records - A, MX and so forth, and will take the records of the Internet domain it's being directed to. In this light, you can't create a CNAME record to direct your domain to a third-party provider and maintain a working email service with the first hosting company. It is also very important to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words rather than a number as it is commonly confused with the A record of the Internet domain being forwarded. One of the primary uses of a CNAME record is to point a domain address which you own through one company to the servers of another company in case you have created a website with the latter. By doing this, the Internet site will appear under your own domain address, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party company.

CNAME Records in Cloud Hosting

Setting up a CNAME record using our cloud hosting is extremely easy. Our in-house built Hepsia CP has a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domains, so you can create a new CNAME record for any domain or subdomain hosted in your account in only a few easy steps. You can find a video tutorial within the same section where you can see the process first-hand. This feature will give you a variety of opportunities - if you build a company site on our end, for example, the workers can use their emails with the company domain name, not with the address of our mail server. If you want to set up a site using a different company that offers online web design services, you can easily forward a domain hosted here and use it for the website. Last, but not least, if you have an online store and you have a billing system for http://your-domain.com and/or an SSL certificate, you can set up a CNAME record for the www subdomain and direct it to the main domain name, so all your clients are going to be forwarded to a secure URL.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Managing DNS records usually seems to be a challenging task to those with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each semi-dedicated server that we provide, is extremely easy to use. If you would like to set up a CNAME record for any purpose, all you have to do will be to select the domain or subdomain you need, select the type of record, which will be CNAME in this case, then type in the value i.e. the domain address or subdomain you are forwarding to. The process is quite easy and you can create the record in the DNS Records section of the Control Panel. Within the hour the new record is going to be 100 % active and within a couple of hours it is going to propagate around the globe. If you're not sure what you need to do, we have prepared a comprehensive help article and a short video tutorial concerning how to go about creating a CNAME record and they are both located within that very same section of Hepsia. Naturally, you can also get in touch with us for assistance anytime.