Creating a CNAME record for each of the domain names or subdomains that you have in 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 domain it is being pointed to. In this light, you can't set up a CNAME record to point your domain name to a third-party provider and retain a functional email service with the first hosting provider. Also, it is very important to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words and not a number as it is frequently wrongly identified as the A record of the domain name being redirected. One of the main uses of a CNAME record is to forward a domain name that you own through one provider to the servers of another company if you have created an Internet site with the latter. This way, the site will appear under your own domain, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party provider.
CNAME Records in Shared Web Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which our company offers with each and every shared web hosting plan, will permit you to set up CNAME records for any domain or subdomain hosted in the account with several clicks. If you aren't certain how to go about it, you can check out the video tutorial that's available in the CP, read the comprehensive Help article on the subject, or just simply contact us and we can assist you 24/7, even though it is unlikely that you'll experience any difficulties as all it takes to create a new CNAME record is to select a domain/subdomain, type the hostname you are forwarding to, and save the modification. The new record will be fully active within the hour. Using CNAME records allows you to have better control over your domain addresses and site content and our system is simple and intuitive enough to allow individuals with no previous experience to set up such records with ease.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you have a semi-dedicated server through our company and you would like to set up a CNAME record, it will take just a few clicks to complete this task. The plans are handled using our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP where you will discover a section devoted to the DNS records of the domain addresses and subdomains hosted within the account. To create a CNAME record, you will simply have to choose the record type and the hostname (domain or subdomain), type in where the latter is going to be redirected to and save the change. The new record will be active almost right away in our system and will propagate worldwide within several hours. Modifying or deleting an existing CNAME record within the account is equally easy and takes a click. In case you experience any issues, you can go through our in-depth help article, see the short video on the topic that we have added in the Control Panel, or you can just contact us for help.