Setting up a CNAME record for any one of the domain addresses or subdomains that you have in the hosting account will enable you to direct 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 it is being redirected to. In this light, you simply can't create a CNAME record to redirect your domain name to a third-party company and retain a working e-mail service with the first hosting company. It is also very important to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words and never a number as it is commonly mistaken for the A record of the domain name being forwarded. One of the main uses of a CNAME record is to point a domain name that you own through one provider to the servers of another provider assuming you have set up a site with the latter. That way, the site will appear under your own domain name, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party provider.

CNAME Records in Shared Hosting

Creating a CNAME record through our shared hosting packages is really simple. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel includes a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domain addresses, so you can set up a new CNAME record for any domain or subdomain hosted within your account in just a few basic steps. You can find a video tutorial inside the same section in which you can see the process first-hand. This feature offers you many options - if you set up a company website on our end, as an illustration, the workers can use their emails with the company domain, not with the address of our mail server. If you choose to set up an Internet site by using a different company which offers online web design services, you can easily forward a domain hosted here and use it for the site. Last, but not least, in case you have a web-based store and you have a billing system for http://your-domain.com and/or an SSL certificate, you may set up a CNAME record for the www subdomain and direct it to the main domain name, so all your clients will be forwarded to a secure URL.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each of our semi-dedicated server accounts, will enable 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 in the account or to forward a domain address to another company and use some third-party service that they provide, it won't take you more than three mouse clicks to set up this kind of record. All DNS records for the domain addresses and subdomains hosted within the semi-dedicated account are going to be listed in a separate section in the CP, so once you are there, all you will have to do will be to pick the type of the record that you want to set up and the hostname for which you are creating it, and then enter the actual record text. For your benefit, you can watch a short video inside the Control Panel regarding how to set up a CNAME record or you can follow the instructions in the help article, that is available in the DNS records section.