Setting up a CNAME record for each of the domain addresses or subdomains you've got within a hosting account will enable you to forward it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded domain will lose all its records - A, MX and so forth, and will take the records of the domain address it is being forwarded to. In this light, you cannot set up a CNAME record to direct your domain to a third-party provider and retain a functional email service with the first hosting company. Also, it is very important to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words and never a number as it is generally confused with the A record of the Internet domain being forwarded. One of the major uses of a CNAME record is to point a domain address which you own through one provider to the servers of another company when you have created an Internet site with the latter. That way, the website 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 we offer with each and every Linux cloud web hosting service
, will permit you to create CNAME records for every single domain or subdomain hosted within the account with only a few mouse clicks. If you're not confident how to go about it, you can check the video tutorial that is available within the CP, read the detailed Help article on the subject, or you can simply contact us and we will help you 24/7, although it is not likely that you will experience any difficulties as all it takes to set up a new CNAME record is to choose a domain/subdomain, enter the hostname you're forwarding to, and save the change. The new record will be fully active within the hour. Using CNAME records allows you to have better control of your domain addresses and website 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 appears to be a challenging task to those with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with every single Linux semi-dedicated hosting service
which we provide, is quite simple to use. If you'd like to set up a CNAME record for any purpose, all that you need to do will be to select the domain address or subdomain you need, select the type of record, which will be CNAME in this case, then type in the value i.e. the domain or subdomain you are forwarding to. The process is very simple and you can create the record in the DNS Records section of the Control Panel. Within the hour the new record will be 100 % active and within a couple of hours it is going to propagate worldwide. If you are not sure what you have to do, we've prepared a comprehensive help article and a short video tutorial on how to go about creating a CNAME record and they are both located in that same section of Hepsia. Needless to say, you can also get in touch with us for assistance at any moment.