Setting up a CNAME record for any of the domains or subdomains that you've got in the hosting account allows you to redirect it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded Internet domain will lose all its records - A, MX and so on, and will take the records of the domain name it is being redirected to. In this light, you can't create a CNAME record to direct your domain to a third-party provider and keep a working e-mail service with the first hosting company. It's also essential to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words and never a number as it's frequently wrongly identified as the A record of the Internet domain being redirected. One of the main uses of a CNAME record is to direct a domain which you own through one provider to the servers of another provider in case you have set up an Internet site with the latter. By doing this, the Internet site will appear under your own domain address, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party provider.
CNAME Records in Cloud Web Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which our company offers with each and every cloud web hosting, allows you to create CNAME records for any domain address or subdomain hosted in the account with only a few mouse clicks. If you are not confident how to go about it, you can check out the video tutorial available within the CP, read the detailed Help article on the subject, or simply contact us and we can assist you 24/7, even though it is not likely you'll experience any troubles as all it takes to create a new CNAME record is to choose a domain/subdomain, input the hostname that you're pointing 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 user-friendly enough to allow people with no previous experience to set up such records easily.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Managing DNS records usually seems to be a hard task to those with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with every Linux semi-dedicated hosting we offer, is quite easy to use. If you would like to create a CNAME record for any purpose, all you have to do will be to pick the domain name or subdomain you need, select the type of record, that 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 easy and you can set up the record in the DNS Records section of the CP. Within the hour the new record is going to be fully active and within several hours it'll propagate all over the world. If you aren't sure what you need to do, we've prepared a detailed help article and a short video tutorial concerning how to go about creating a CNAME record and they are both located within that same section of Hepsia. Needless to say, you can also get in touch with us for assistance at any moment.