Setting up a CNAME record for each of the domain addresses or subdomains you have within a hosting account will enable you to point 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 domain address it is being redirected to. In this light, you cannot create a CNAME record to forward your domain name to a third-party company and keep a functional e-mail service with the first hosting company. Also, it is very important to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words and never a number as it is commonly confused with the A record of the Internet domain being redirected. One of the primary uses of a CNAME record is to direct a domain you own through one company to the servers of some other provider assuming you have created an Internet site with the latter. This way, the site will appear under your own domain address, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party provider.

CNAME Records in Web Hosting

You can effortlessly set up CNAME records if you have a Linux web hosting package through our company. We're going to provide you with an easy-to-use CP that enables you to see all DNS records for the domain addresses and subdomains which are hosted in the account. Setting up a CNAME record involves several basic steps - select the domain/subdomain, select CNAME as the type, enter the hostname you are redirecting to, and then simply click the Save button. The procedure is as simple as that and the new record is going to be active almost instantly. That way, you will have more control over your domains and subdomains and over the content they open, you could set up a private URL for company emails, plus much more. If you feel unclear 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 choose to change or delete an existing CNAME record created for a domain/subdomain hosted on our end, it'll take you literally just a click to make it happen.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server through our company and you would like to set up a CNAME record, it takes just a couple of mouse clicks to complete this task. The plans are managed through our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel where you will see a section committed to the DNS records of the domain addresses and subdomains hosted within the account. To create a CNAME record, you will only have to pick the record type and the hostname (domain or subdomain), key in where the latter is going to be directed to and save the change. The new record is going to be active almost right away in our system and will propagate worldwide within a couple of hours. Modifying or deleting an existing CNAME record within the account is equally 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 CP, or simply contact us for assistance.