Setting up a CNAME record for any of the domain addresses or subdomains that you've got in the hosting account will allow you to redirect it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded Internet domain will lose all of its records - A, MX and so forth, and will take the records of the Internet domain it is being redirected to. In this light, you cannot create a CNAME record to point your domain to a third-party company and maintain a working email service with the first provider. Additionally, it is important to note that a CNAME record is always a string of words rather than a number because it is regularly mistaken for the A record of the Internet domain being redirected. One of the major uses of a CNAME record is to point a domain name that you own through one company to the servers of another company when you have set up a website with the latter. In this way, the site will appear under your own domain, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party company.
CNAME Records in Hosting
The Hepsia hosting CP, which we offer with each and every hosting
, allows you to set up CNAME records for every single domain name or subdomain hosted inside the account with several mouse clicks. If you aren't sure how to go about it, you can check out the video tutorial that's available in the Control Panel, read the in depth Help article on the subject, or you can simply contact us and we can assist you 24/7, even though it is not likely that you'll experience any issues as all it takes to create a new CNAME record is to select a domain/subdomain, type in the hostname you're redirecting to, and save the change. The new record will be fully active within the hour. Using CNAME records permits you to have better control over your domain addresses and site content and our system is simple and user-friendly enough to allow individuals with no previous experience to create this kind of records effortlessly.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Managing DNS records usually seems a hard task to those with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with each semi-dedicated hosting service
we provide, is extremely easy to use. If you wish to set up a CNAME record for any purpose, all that you need to do will be to choose the domain name or subdomain you need, pick the type of record, which will be CNAME in this case, then type in the value i.e. the domain name or subdomain you are forwarding to. The process is quite simple and you can create the record in the DNS Records section of the Control Panel. Within the hour the new record is going to be 100 % active and within several hours it's going to propagate worldwide. If you aren't sure what you have to do, we have prepared a comprehensive help article and a short video tutorial on how to go about creating a CNAME record and they are both situated in that very same section of Hepsia. Of course, you can also get in touch with us for assistance at any moment.