Creating a CNAME record for each of the domain names or subdomains that you have in the hosting account will allow you to forward it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded domain name will lose all of its records - A, MX and so on, and will take the records of the domain name it's being pointed to. In this light, you simply can't create a CNAME record to forward your domain name to a third-party provider and maintain a functional e-mail service with the first hosting company. It is also important to note that a CNAME record is always a string of words rather than a number as it is commonly wrongly identified as the A record of the domain address being redirected. One of the major uses of a CNAME record is to forward a domain address you own through one provider to the servers of some other provider in case you have created an Internet site with the latter. That way, the Internet site will appear under your own domain, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party company.

CNAME Records in Cloud Web Hosting

The Hepsia hosting CP, which we provide with each and every cloud web hosting plan, will allow you to set up CNAME records for any domain address or subdomain hosted in the account with just a few clicks. If you're not sure how to go about it, you should check the video tutorial available within the Control Panel, read the comprehensive Help article on the subject, or just simply contact us and we will help you 24/7, even though it is not likely that you will experience any issues as all it takes to create a new CNAME record is to choose a domain/subdomain, enter the hostname you're pointing to, and save the change. 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 such records easily.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server through our company and you would like to create a CNAME record, it takes no more than a few mouse clicks to complete this task. The plans are handled using our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP where you will discover a section devoted to the DNS records of the domains and subdomains hosted inside the account. To create a CNAME record, you will only have to select the record type and the hostname (domain or subdomain), key in where the latter is going to be forwarded to and save the modification. The new record is going to be active almost right away in our system and will propagate worldwide within several hours. Editing 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 detailed help article, see the short video on the topic that we have added in the Control Panel, or just contact us for help.