Creating a CNAME record for each of the domains or subdomains you have in the hosting account will allow you to forward it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded domain name will lose all its records - A, MX etc, and will take the records of the domain address it's being directed to. In this light, you simply can't set up a CNAME record to redirect your domain name to a third-party company and keep a functional e-mail service with the first provider. Additionally, it is important to note that a CNAME record is always a string of words and never a number as it's frequently confused with the A record of the domain name being redirected. One of the primary uses of a CNAME record is to point a domain address you own through one provider to the servers of another provider in case you have created a website with the latter. By doing this, the Internet site will appear under your own domain, 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 Linux shared hosting package, will allow you to set up CNAME records for every single domain or subdomain hosted within the account with several clicks. If you aren't confident how to go about it, you should check the video tutorial that is available within the Control Panel, read the detailed Help article on the subject, or simply contact us and we can help you 24/7, although it is unlikely that you will experience any difficulties as all it takes to create a new CNAME record is to choose a domain/subdomain, enter the hostname that you're redirecting to, and save the modification. The new record will be fully active within the hour. Using CNAME records permits you to have better control of your domain addresses and website content and our system is simple and user-friendly enough to allow people who have no previous experience to create this kind of records easily.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server from our company and you want to set up a CNAME record, it takes just a couple of clicks to complete this task. The plans are handled via our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP in which you will find a section dedicated to the DNS records of the domains and subdomains hosted in the account. To set up a CNAME record, you'll only have to choose the record type and the hostname (domain or subdomain), key in where the latter is going to be redirected to and save the change. The new record is going to be active almost immediately in our system and will propagate worldwide within a couple of hours. Modifying or deleting an existing CNAME record in the account is just as simple and easy and takes a click. If you experience any issues, you can go through our in-depth help article, check out the short video on the topic that we have added in the Control Panel, or you can just contact us for assistance.