Setting up a CNAME record for any one of the domain names or subdomains that you have in a hosting account will enable you to direct it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded domain will lose all of its records - A, MX etc, and will take the records of the Internet domain it's being redirected to. In this light, you can't set up a CNAME record to direct your domain to a third-party company and keep a working e-mail service with the first hosting provider. Also, it is essential to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words rather than a number as it's frequently confused with the A record of the Internet domain being forwarded. One of the main uses of a CNAME record is to direct a domain which you own through one provider to the servers of some other company in case you have set up an Internet site with the latter. By doing this, the site will appear under your own domain, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party company.

CNAME Records in Shared Web Hosting

You can easily set up CNAME records in case you have a Linux shared web hosting service through our company. We will provide you with an easy-to-use CP where you can view all DNS records for the domain addresses and subdomains which are hosted within the account. Creating a CNAME record requires several basic steps - select the domain/subdomain, select CNAME as the type, enter the hostname you are redirecting to, and then just click the Save button. The procedure is as easy as that and the new record will be active almost immediately. In this way, you are going to have more control over your domain names and subdomains and over the content they open, you'll be able to set up a private URL for company emails, and a lot more. If you feel uncertain about how to set up a new record or you have never done such a task, we have a short video tutorial where 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 will take you literally only a click to make it happen.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server from our company and you wish to set up a CNAME record, it requires no more than a few mouse clicks to complete this task. The plans are handled using our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel in which you will find a section dedicated to the DNS records of the domain addresses and subdomains hosted within the account. To create a CNAME record, you'll only have to choose the record type and the hostname (domain or subdomain), type in where the latter is going to be pointed to and save the modification. The new record will be active almost immediately in our system and will propagate worldwide within a couple of hours. Editing or deleting an existing CNAME record within the account is just as simple and easy and takes a click. If you experience any problems, you can go through our detailed help article, check out the short video on the subject that we have added in the Control Panel, or just contact us for assistance.