Creating a CNAME record for each of the domain addresses or subdomains you have within a hosting account will allow you to redirect it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded Internet domain will lose all its records - A, MX and so forth, and will take the records of the domain it is being pointed to. In this light, you cannot create a CNAME record to direct your domain name to a third-party provider and keep a functional email service with the first hosting company. Also, it is essential to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words and never a number because it is frequently mistaken for the A record of the Internet domain being forwarded. One of the main uses of a CNAME record is to direct a domain address that you own through one company to the servers of some other company in case you have created an Internet site with the latter. By doing this, 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

Setting up a CNAME record with our Linux shared web hosting plans is very easy. Our in-house built Hepsia CP features a section devoted to the DNS records of your domain addresses, so you can create a new CNAME record for any domain or subdomain hosted inside your account in just a few simple steps. You can find a video tutorial in the same section where you can see the process first-hand. This feature provides you with a number of possibilities - if you create a company website on our end, for example, the workers can use their e-mails with the company domain name, not with the address of our mail server. If you choose to set up a site through a different company that offers online web design services, you can easily forward a domain name hosted here and use it for the site. Last, but not least, in case 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 forward it to the main domain address, so all your visitors are going to be forwarded to a secure URL.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server through our company and you want to set up a CNAME record, it will require only a few clicks to complete this task. The plans are managed through our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP in which you will see a section devoted to the DNS records of the domain addresses and subdomains hosted inside the account. To create a CNAME record, you'll only 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 several hours. Modifying or deleting an existing CNAME record inside the account is just as easy and takes a click. In the event you experience any issues, you can go through our comprehensive help article, check out the short video on the topic that we have added in the CP, or simply contact us for help.