Creating a CNAME record for any of the domains or subdomains you have within a hosting account will permit you to forward 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 domain address it's being pointed to. In this light, you can't create a CNAME record to forward your domain 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 not a number as it's frequently mistaken for the A record of the domain being forwarded. One of the main uses of a CNAME record is to direct a domain name which you own through one company to the servers of some other company in case you have created an Internet site with the latter. In this way, the website will appear under your own domain address, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party company.
CNAME Records in Shared Website Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which we provide with each and every shared website hosting service, allows you to set up CNAME records for every domain name or subdomain hosted within the account with just a few mouse clicks. If you aren't absolutely sure how to go about it, you should check the video tutorial available in the CP, read the comprehensive Help article on the subject, or simply contact us and we can help you 24/7, although it is not likely you'll experience any difficulties as all it takes to set up a new CNAME record is to pick a domain/subdomain, input the hostname you are pointing to, and save the modification. The new record is going to be fully active within the hour. Using CNAME records permits you to have better control over your domain names and website content and our system is simple and intuitive enough to allow people with no previous experience to create this kind of records effortlessly.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you have a semi-dedicated server from our company and you want to create a CNAME record, it takes just a few mouse clicks to complete this task. The plans are handled via our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP where you will find a section devoted to the DNS records of the domains and subdomains hosted inside the account. To set up a CNAME record, you will only have to choose the record type and the hostname (domain or subdomain), key in where the latter is going to be redirected to and save the modification. The new record is going to be active almost immediately in our system and will propagate worldwide within several hours. Modifying or deleting an existing CNAME record within the account is just as easy and takes a click. In case you experience any difficulties, you can go through our comprehensive help article, see the short video on the topic that we have added in the Control Panel, or simply contact us for help.