Creating a CNAME record for each of the domain addresses or subdomains that you've got in a hosting account will permit 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 Internet domain it's being directed to. In this light, you can't create a CNAME record to point your domain name to a third-party company and maintain a functional e-mail service with the first hosting provider. Additionally, it is very important to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words and not a number as it is regularly wrongly identified as the A record of the Internet domain being forwarded. One of the major uses of a CNAME record is to forward a domain name you own through one provider to the servers of some other provider in case you have set up a website 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 Web Hosting
Setting up a CNAME record with our cloud web hosting plans is extremely easy. Our in-house built Hepsia CP includes a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domain names, so you can create a new CNAME record for any domain or subdomain hosted within your account in a couple of simple steps. You will find a video tutorial within the same section in which you can see the process first-hand. This feature gives you a number of opportunities - if you create a company site on our end, for instance, the workers can use their e-mails with the company domain name, not with the address of our mail server. If you wish to set up a site using a different company which offers online web design services, you can easily redirect a domain address hosted here and use it for the website. Last, but not least, in case you have a web-based store and you have a billing system for http://your-domain.com and/or an SSL certificate, you could set up a CNAME record for the www subdomain and forward it to the main domain name, so all your visitors will be forwarded to a secure URL.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Managing DNS records usually appears to be a tough task to people with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each and every semi-dedicated hosting plan we offer, is very easy to use. If you wish to create a CNAME record for any purpose, all that you will have to do will be to select the domain or subdomain that you need, select the type of record, which will be CNAME in this case, then input the value i.e. the domain address or subdomain you are forwarding to. The process is very easy and you can create the record in the DNS Records section of the CP. Within the hour the new record will be fully active and within several hours it is going to propagate all over the world. If you are not sure what you have to do, we've prepared an in depth help article and a short video tutorial regarding how to go about creating a CNAME record and they're both situated in that very same section of Hepsia. Needless to say, you can also get in touch with us for assistance anytime.