Creating a CNAME record for each of the domain names or subdomains you have in the hosting account allows you to redirect it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded domain address will lose all its records - A, MX and so on, and will take the records of the domain name it is being redirected to. In this light, you cannot create a CNAME record to direct your domain to a third-party provider and retain a working email service with the first provider. Also, it is important to note that a CNAME record is always a string of words and never a number as it is regularly mistaken for the A record of the domain being forwarded. One of the primary uses of a CNAME record is to direct a domain address which you own through one provider to the servers of another company assuming you have created a website with the latter. This way, the website will appear under your own domain address, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party company.

CNAME Records in Cloud Website Hosting

You can easily create CNAME records provided you have a Linux cloud website hosting with our company. We are going to provide you with an easy-to-use CP that enables you to see all DNS records for the domains and subdomains which are hosted in the account. Creating a CNAME record includes a few simple steps - select the domain/subdomain, pick CNAME as the type, enter the hostname you are pointing to, then simply click the Save button. The process is as elementary as that and the new record will be active almost immediately. In this way, you will 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 unclear about how to create a new record or you have never done such a task, you will find there's a short video tutorial in which you can see the whole process first-hand. If you want to edit 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 Hosting

Managing DNS records usually seems to be a hard task to the people with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each and every Linux semi-dedicated hosting we offer, is very easy to use. If you want to create a CNAME record for any purpose, all that you will need to do will be to select the domain address or subdomain you need, pick the type of record, that will be CNAME in this case, then input the value i.e. the domain address or subdomain you are forwarding to. The procedure is very simple and you can set up the record in the DNS Records section of the Control Panel. Within the hour the new record is going to be completely active and within a few hours it is going to propagate around the globe. If you aren't sure what you need to do, we have prepared a comprehensive help article and a short video tutorial regarding how to go about creating a CNAME record and they are both situated in that same section of Hepsia. Naturally, you can also get in touch with us for assistance whenever you want.