Setting up a CNAME record for any of the domains or subdomains you have within a hosting account allows you to point it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded domain will lose all its records - A, MX etc, and will take the records of the Internet domain it is being directed to. In this light, you cannot create a CNAME record to point your domain to a third-party provider and retain 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 not a number as it's generally wrongly identified as the A record of the domain name being redirected. One of the major uses of a CNAME record is to forward a domain name you own through one provider to the servers of another provider if you have created a site with the latter. This way, the Internet site will appear under your own domain name, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party company.

CNAME Records in Hosting

You can effortlessly set up CNAME records provided you have a Linux hosting service through our company. We're going to supply you with an easy-to-use CP where you can observe all DNS records for the domains and subdomains which are hosted within the account. Creating a CNAME record involves several simple steps - pick the domain/subdomain, choose CNAME as the type, type in the hostname you are pointing to, after that just click the Save button. The procedure is as simple as that and the new record is going to be active almost instantly. In this way, you'll have more control over your domain names and subdomains and over the content they open, you could create a private URL for company emails, and a lot more. If you feel uncertain about how to create a new record or you have never done such a task, we have a short video tutorial in which you can see the whole process first-hand. If you want to change or delete an existing CNAME record created for a domain/subdomain hosted on our end, it'll require literally just a mouse click to make it happen.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server with our company and you want to create a CNAME record, it takes only a few clicks to complete this task. The plans are handled via our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP in which you will find a section devoted to the DNS records of the domains and subdomains hosted within the account. To set up a CNAME record, you'll only have to select the record type and the hostname (domain or subdomain), type in where the latter is going to be pointed to and save the change. The new record will be active almost right away in our system and will propagate worldwide within a couple of hours. Editing or deleting an existing CNAME record in the account is just as simple and takes a click. In case you experience any problems, you can go through our comprehensive help article, watch the short video on the topic that we have added in the CP, or you can simply contact us for help.