Creating a CNAME record for each of the domain addresses or subdomains you've got within a hosting account will allow you to direct it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded domain name will lose all of its records - A, MX and so forth, and will take the records of the Internet domain it's being redirected to. In this light, you simply can't set up a CNAME record to direct your domain name to a third-party provider and retain a working email service with the first provider. Additionally, it is very important to know 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 being redirected. One of the primary uses of a CNAME record is to direct a domain address that you own through one provider to the servers of another provider if 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 Hosting

Creating a CNAME record with our Linux hosting packages is quite simple. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel features a section devoted to the DNS records of your domains, so you can set up a new CNAME record for any domain or subdomain hosted inside your account in only a few basic steps. You'll find a video tutorial in the same section where you can see the process first-hand. This feature gives you many options - if you build a company website on our end, as an illustration, the staff 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 website by using a different provider that offers online web design services, you can easily redirect a domain address hosted here and use it for the website. 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 point it to the main domain address, so all your customers will be forwarded to a secure URL.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with every one of our semi-dedicated server accounts, will permit you to create a CNAME record easily. In case you want to create a private URL for your e-mails, to redirect a domain name to a subdomain in the account or to forward a domain address to another company and use some third-party service that they provide, it will not require more than 3 mouse clicks to set up this kind of record. All DNS records for the domain addresses and subdomains hosted in the semi-dedicated account are going to be listed in a separate section in the CP, so once you are there, all you will have to do will be to select the type of the record that you want to create and the hostname for which you are creating it, and then input the actual record text. For your benefit, you can watch a short video in the CP concerning how to create a CNAME record or you can follow the instructions in the help article, that's available in the DNS records section.