Creating a CNAME record for any one of the domains or subdomains that you've got in the hosting account allows you to redirect it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded domain name will lose all its records - A, MX and so on, and will take the records of the domain it is being directed to. In this light, you can't create a CNAME record to forward your domain name to a third-party company and maintain a functional e-mail service with the first hosting company. It's also very important to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words rather than a number as it is regularly mistaken for the A record of the domain being redirected. One of the main uses of a CNAME record is to forward a domain name you own through one company to the servers of another company in case you have set up an Internet site with the latter. This way, the website will appear under your own domain address, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party provider.

CNAME Records in Website Hosting

Creating a CNAME record using our website hosting plans is quite simple. Our in-house built Hepsia CP features a section committed to the DNS records of your domain names, so you can set up a new CNAME record for any domain or subdomain hosted inside your account in just a few basic steps. You will find a video tutorial inside the same section where you can see the process first-hand. This feature gives you various opportunities - if you build a company site on our end, as an illustration, the employees can use their emails with the company domain, not with the address of our mail server. If you want to create a website through 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, in case you have an online store and you have a billing system for http://your-domain.com and/or an SSL certificate, you'll be able to create a CNAME record for the www subdomain and forward it to the main domain address, so all your clients are going to be forwarded to a secure URL.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with every single one of our semi-dedicated server accounts, allows you to set up a CNAME record with ease. In case you want to create a private URL for your e-mails, to forward a domain name to a subdomain inside the account or to forward a domain name to another provider and use some third-party service which they provide, it's not going to require more than 3 clicks to create this type of record. All DNS records for the domain names and subdomains hosted within the semi-dedicated account are going to be listed in a separate section in the Control Panel, so once you are there, all that you will have to do will be to choose the type of the record that you want to create and the hostname for which you are creating it, and then input the actual record text. For your convenience, you can see a short video within the Control Panel on how to set up a CNAME record or you can follow the instructions in the help article, which is available in the DNS records section.