Creating a CNAME record for any one of the domain addresses or subdomains you've got within a hosting account will permit you to redirect it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded domain address will lose all of its records - A, MX and so forth, and will take the records of the Internet domain it is being pointed to. In this light, you cannot set up a CNAME record to forward your domain to a third-party company and maintain a working e-mail service with the first provider. It is also important to note that a CNAME record is always a string of words and not a number as it's generally mistaken for the A record of the domain being redirected. One of the main uses of a CNAME record is to point a domain that you own through one provider to the servers of some other company assuming you have created an Internet site with the latter. In this way, the site will appear under your own domain address, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party company.
CNAME Records in Cloud Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which we offer with each and every cloud service, will allow you to create CNAME records for any domain or subdomain hosted inside the account with only a few mouse clicks. If you are not sure how to go about it, you can check out the video tutorial that's available within the Control Panel, read the comprehensive Help article on the subject, or just simply contact us and we can assist you 24/7, though it is not likely you'll experience any difficulties as all it takes to create a new CNAME record is to pick a domain/subdomain, input the hostname that you're forwarding to, and save the change. The new record is going to be fully active within the hour. Using CNAME records allows you to have better control of your domains and site content and our system is simple and user-friendly enough to allow people with no previous experience to create this sort of records with ease.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Managing DNS records usually seems to be a difficult task to people with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with every single Linux semi-dedicated server we provide, is very simple to use. If you'd like to create a CNAME record for any purpose, all that you need to do will be to pick the domain address or subdomain that you need, choose the type of record, that will be CNAME in this case, then type the value i.e. the domain or subdomain you are forwarding to. The procedure is quite easy and you can set up 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 a couple of hours it's going to propagate around the world. If you're not sure what you should do, we've prepared an in depth help article and a short video tutorial on how to go about creating a CNAME record and they're both situated in that same section of Hepsia. Naturally, you can also get in touch with us for help at any time.