Creating a CNAME record for each of the domain addresses or subdomains that you have in the hosting account will permit you to direct it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded domain name will lose all of its records - A, MX etc, and will take the records of the domain it is being forwarded to. In this light, you can't set up a CNAME record to point your domain to a third-party provider and keep a functional e-mail service with the first hosting provider. It's also very important to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words and not a number as it is regularly mistaken for the A record of the Internet domain being redirected. One of the main uses of a CNAME record is to point a domain name that you own through one company to the servers of some other provider in case you have created a website with the latter. By doing this, the site will appear under your own domain, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party company.
CNAME Records in Cloud Website Hosting
In case you have a cloud website hosting
plan from our company and you want to set up a CNAME record, it'll take you a few mouse clicks to make it happen. You can access the DNS records for all domain names and subdomains hosted within your account from the Hepsia CP that comes with each and every plan and adding a new record is as simple as clicking on a button, picking out the type, which will be CNAME in this case, inputting the actual record value and saving the change. If you've never added this sort of record before, you will discover a Help section with a detailed video tutorial that you can watch, or you can simply contact us and we will aid you with this task. If you have set up 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, like Google Apps, all it takes is setting up a CNAME record with a couple of clicks inside your Control Panel.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Managing DNS records usually seems a difficult task to the people with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with every single semi-dedicated hosting service
which we provide, is quite easy to use. If you'd like to create a CNAME record for any purpose, all you have to do will be to select the domain or subdomain you need, pick the type of record, which will be CNAME in this case, then input the value i.e. the domain name or subdomain you are forwarding to. The process is very simple and you can set up the record in the DNS Records section of the CP. Within the hour the new record will be completely active and within several hours it will propagate around the world. If you aren't sure what you need to do, we've prepared a comprehensive help article and a short video tutorial on how to go about creating a CNAME record and they're both located within that very same section of Hepsia. Of course, you can also get in touch with us for assistance at any time.