Creating a CNAME record for any of the domains or subdomains that you've got within a hosting account will permit you to direct 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 name it is being forwarded to. In this light, you simply can't create a CNAME record to direct your domain name to a third-party provider and maintain a functional e-mail service with the first hosting company. It is also very important to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words and never a number as it is commonly mistaken for the A record of the Internet domain being forwarded. One of the major uses of a CNAME record is to point a domain which you own through one company to the servers of some other company in case you have set up a site with the latter. This way, the Internet site will appear under your own domain address, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party company.
CNAME Records in Web Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which our company offers with each and every web hosting plan, allows you to create CNAME records for every single domain name or subdomain hosted inside the account with several clicks. If you aren't sure how to go about it, you can check out the video tutorial that is available within the Control Panel, read the comprehensive Help article on the subject, or you can simply contact us and we will 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 choose a domain/subdomain, type in the hostname you're redirecting to, and save the modification. The new record will be fully active within the hour. Using CNAME records enables you to have better control over your domains and website content and our system is simple and intuitive enough to allow people who have 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 no more than a couple of clicks to complete this task. The plans are managed using our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP in which you will discover a section devoted to the DNS records of the domain names and subdomains hosted inside the account. To create a CNAME record, you will only have to choose the record type and the hostname (domain or subdomain), key in where the latter will be redirected to and save the change. The new record is going to be active almost right away in our system and will propagate worldwide within a few hours. Changing or deleting an existing CNAME record within the account is equally simple and takes a click. If you experience any problems, you can go through our detailed help article, watch the short video on the topic that we have added in the Control Panel, or you can simply contact us for assistance.