Setting up a CNAME record for any one of the domain addresses or subdomains that you have in a hosting account will enable you to forward it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded domain will lose all its records - A, MX and so on, and will take the records of the domain it is being forwarded to. In this light, you simply can't set up a CNAME record to redirect your domain name to a third-party provider and retain a working email service with the first hosting company. It's also very important to know 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 major uses of a CNAME record is to forward a domain name which you own through one company to the servers of another company when you have set up a website with the latter. By doing this, 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 with our Linux shared packages is quite easy. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel has a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domain names, so you can set up a new CNAME record for any domain or subdomain hosted within your account in only a few basic steps. You'll find a video tutorial inside the same section in which you can see the process first-hand. This feature offers you a number of opportunities - if you create a company website on our end, for example, the workers can use their emails with the company domain, not with the address of our mail server. If you wish to create an Internet site by using a different provider which offers online web design services, you can easily forward a domain name hosted here and use it for the site. Last, but not least, if you have a web-based 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 point it to the main domain, so all your customers are going to be forwarded to a secure URL.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Managing DNS records usually seems to be a challenging task to people with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with each Linux semi-dedicated package which we offer, is extremely simple to use. If you would like to create a CNAME record for any purpose, all you will need to do will be to select the domain or subdomain that you need, choose the type of record, that will be CNAME in this case, then input the value i.e. the domain or subdomain you are forwarding to. The procedure is quite simple and you can create the record in the DNS Records section of the Control Panel. Within the hour the new record will be 100 % active and within a couple of hours it is going to propagate all over the world. If you aren't sure what you need to do, we have prepared a detailed help article and a short video tutorial concerning how to go about creating a CNAME record and they're both located within that same section of Hepsia. Of course, you can also get in touch with us for assistance at any time.