Creating a CNAME record for any of the domains or subdomains that you've got in a hosting account will allow you to forward 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 domain address it's being pointed to. In this light, you can't set up a CNAME record to redirect your domain to a third-party company and maintain a working email service with the first hosting provider. Also, it is important to note that a CNAME record is always a string of words and not a number because it is regularly wrongly identified as the A record of the Internet domain being forwarded. One of the major uses of a CNAME record is to direct a domain name you own through one provider to the servers of another company in case you have set up an Internet site with the latter. That way, the Internet site will appear under your own domain address, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party provider.

CNAME Records in Shared Web Hosting

Creating a CNAME record using our Linux shared web hosting is extremely easy. Our in-house built Hepsia CP includes a section committed to the DNS records of your domains, so you can create a new CNAME record for any domain or subdomain hosted inside your account in just a few easy steps. You'll find a video tutorial in the same section in which you can see the process first-hand. This feature gives you a variety of options - if you set up a company website on our end, for instance, the employees can use their e-mails with the company domain, not with the address of our mail server. If you wish to set up a website through a different company that offers online web design services, you can easily redirect a domain hosted here and use it for the site. Last, but not least, if you have an on-line store and you have a billing system for http://your-domain.com and/or an SSL certificate, you may create a CNAME record for the www subdomain and redirect it to the main domain, so all your clients are going to be forwarded to a secure URL.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server from our company and you want to create a CNAME record, it will take only a couple of mouse clicks to complete this task. The plans are handled using our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel in which you will discover a section committed to the DNS records of the domain addresses and subdomains hosted within the account. To set up a CNAME record, you will simply have to choose the record type and the hostname (domain or subdomain), enter where the latter is going to be forwarded to and save the change. The new record will be active almost immediately in our system and will propagate worldwide within a few hours. Changing or deleting an existing CNAME record inside the account is just as simple and easy and takes a click. In case 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 simply contact us for help.