Creating a CNAME record for any one of the domain names or subdomains you've got in a hosting account will allow you to point it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded Internet domain will lose all its records - A, MX etc, and will take the records of the domain name it is being redirected to. In this light, you can't set up a CNAME record to forward your domain to a third-party provider and retain a functional email service with the first provider. Also, it is very important to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words rather than a number because it is commonly wrongly identified as the A record of the Internet domain being forwarded. One of the major uses of a CNAME record is to point a domain that you own through one provider to the servers of another company if you have created a website with the latter. By doing this, the website will appear under your own domain address, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party provider.
CNAME Records in Cloud Website Hosting
The Hepsia hosting CP, which we offer with each and every cloud website hosting service, will allow you to set up CNAME records for any domain name or subdomain hosted in the account with just a few clicks. If you aren't confident how to go about it, you should check the video tutorial that is available inside the CP, read the in depth Help article on the subject, or simply contact us and we can help you 24/7, though it is not likely that you'll experience any problems as all it takes to set up a new CNAME record is to pick a domain/subdomain, enter the hostname you're redirecting 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 site content and our system is simple and user-friendly enough to allow people who have no previous experience to create this sort of records easily.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you have a semi-dedicated server with our company and you want to set up a CNAME record, it will take just a couple of mouse clicks to complete this task. The plans are managed via our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel in which you will discover a section dedicated to the DNS records of the domains 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 is going to be redirected to and save the change. The new record will be active almost immediately in our system and will propagate worldwide within a couple of hours. Modifying or deleting an existing CNAME record within the account is equally simple and easy and takes a click. In the event you experience any problems, you can go through our comprehensive help article, see the short video on the topic that we have added in the CP, or you can simply contact us for help.