Setting up a CNAME record for each of the domain addresses or subdomains that you have in the hosting account allows you to redirect 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's being redirected to. In this light, you can't set up a CNAME record to redirect your domain name to a third-party provider and maintain a functional e-mail service with the first hosting provider. It is also essential to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words and not a number as it's regularly wrongly identified as the A record of the domain being forwarded. One of the major uses of a CNAME record is to point a domain you own through one provider to the servers of some other provider in case you have set up a site with the latter. In this way, the website will appear under your own domain name, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party company.

CNAME Records in Shared Hosting

If you have a shared hosting plan from our company and you wish to set up a CNAME record, it will take you just a few clicks to make it happen. You can access the DNS records for all domains and subdomains hosted inside your account via the Hepsia Control Panel included with each plan and adding a new record is as easy as clicking on a button, picking out the type, which is CNAME in this case, typing the actual record value and saving the modification. If you have never added this sort of record before, you will discover a Help section with a detailed video tutorial which you can watch, or you can simply contact us and we will assist you with this task. If you have created a website through another provider, you want to use a private URL for your webmail or you would like to designate a subdomain to be used with the services of a different provider, for example Google Apps, all it takes is creating a CNAME record with a few mouse clicks inside your CP.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You'll be able to create, edit and delete CNAME records very easy with all of our semi-dedicated server plans. The accounts are handled through the custom Hepsia hosting CP, and in one of its sections you will see all records for any domain address or subdomain that you have added in your account. To create a new record, you only have to choose the hostname that'll be forwarded (domain/subdomain), enter where it is going to be forwarded to, pick the record type, that will be CNAME in this case, and you'll be all set. Even when you haven't used a web hosting service before, our CP is incredibly intuitive to use, so you will not have any issues. We also have a short video and an in-depth help article on how to set up a CNAME record, both of which can be found in the same section of Hepsia. With this feature, you can easily use a domain name hosted on our cutting edge cloud hosting platform for a website created elsewhere, create a custom webmail login address with any of your domain names, and much more.