Setting up a CNAME record for each of the domains or subdomains that you've got in a hosting account will permit you to point it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded domain will lose all its records - A, MX etc, and will take the records of the domain name it's being forwarded to. In this light, you simply can't set up a CNAME record to redirect your domain name to a third-party company and retain a functional email service with the first hosting provider. Also, it is essential to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words and not a number as it is often confused with the A record of the domain being redirected. One of the major uses of a CNAME record is to point a domain address which you own through one company to the servers of another company when you have set up an Internet site with the latter. In this way, the website 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 Linux cloud hosting package, will enable you to set up CNAME records for every single domain address or subdomain hosted within the account with only a few mouse clicks. If you aren't absolutely sure how to go about it, you can check out the video tutorial available in the Control Panel, read the detailed Help article on the subject, or you can simply contact us and we will help you 24/7, though it is unlikely that 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 are pointing to, and save the modification. The new record will be fully active within the hour. Using CNAME records allows you to have better control over your domain addresses and website content and our system is simple and intuitive enough to allow people with no previous experience to set up such records easily.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you have a semi-dedicated server from our company and you wish to create a CNAME record, it requires just a few mouse clicks to complete this task. The plans are handled through our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel where you will find a section devoted to the DNS records of the domain addresses 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), enter where the latter will be redirected to and save the modification. 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 inside the account is just as simple and takes a click. If you experience any troubles, you can go through our in-depth help article, check out the short video on the topic that we have added in the CP, or just contact us for assistance.