Creating a CNAME record for any of the domain addresses or subdomains that you've got in the hosting account will allow you to direct it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded domain name will lose all of its records - A, MX and so forth, and will take the records of the domain it is being directed to. In this light, you cannot set up a CNAME record to point your domain name to a third-party provider and keep a working e-mail service with the first hosting company. It's also essential to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words and not a number as it's commonly mistaken for the A record of the domain being redirected. One of the primary uses of a CNAME record is to point a domain name that you own through one company to the servers of another provider assuming you have created an Internet site with the latter. That way, the site will appear under your own domain address, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party provider.
CNAME Records in Shared Website Hosting
In case you have a shared website hosting
plan from our company and you want to set up a CNAME record, it'll take you only a few mouse clicks to get it done. You can access the DNS records for all domain names and subdomains hosted in your account from the Hepsia Control Panel offered with each and every plan and adding a new record is as simple as clicking on a button, picking out the type, which is CNAME in this case, entering the actual record value and saving the change. In case you have never added such a record before, you will find a Help section with a detailed video tutorial which you can watch, or you can simply contact us and we will help you with this task. If you have built an Internet site using another company, you want to use a private URL for your webmail or you would like to designate a subdomain for use with the services of a different company, like Google Apps, all it takes is creating a CNAME record with a few mouse clicks in your CP.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you have a semi-dedicated server
through our company and you wish to create a CNAME record, it requires no more than a couple of clicks to complete this task. The plans are handled through our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP in which you will discover a section dedicated to the DNS records of the domain addresses and subdomains hosted within the account. To set up a CNAME record, you will only have to choose the record type and the hostname (domain or subdomain), input where the latter will be directed to and save the change. The new record will be active almost right away in our system and will propagate worldwide within several hours. Modifying or deleting an existing CNAME record inside the account is just as simple and takes a click. If you experience any issues, you can go through our comprehensive help article, check out the short video on the subject that we have added in the CP, or simply contact us for help.