Setting up a CNAME record for each of the domains or subdomains that you have in the hosting account will enable you to forward it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded domain address will lose all its records - A, MX etc, and will take the records of the domain address it's being redirected to. In this light, you can't set up a CNAME record to direct your domain to a third-party provider and maintain a working email service with the first hosting provider. It's also very important to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words rather than a number as it is regularly confused with the A record of the domain address being forwarded. One of the primary uses of a CNAME record is to point a domain that you own through one company to the servers of another provider assuming you have created a site with the latter. This way, the website will appear under your own domain, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party provider.
CNAME Records in Cloud Hosting
Creating a CNAME record through our cloud hosting is extremely simple. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel features a section committed to the DNS records of your domains, so you can set up a new CNAME record for any domain or subdomain hosted within your account in only a few basic steps. You can find a video tutorial inside the same section in which you can see the process first-hand. This feature offers you a variety of possibilities - if you set up a company site on our end, as an illustration, the workers can use their emails with the company domain address, not with the address of our mail server. If you wish to set up a site using a different company that offers online web design services, you can easily redirect a domain name hosted here and use it for the site. Last, but not least, if you have an online store and you have a billing system for http://your-domain.com and/or an SSL certificate, you can set up a CNAME record for the www subdomain and direct it to the main domain name, so all your clients will be forwarded to a secure URL.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Managing DNS records usually seems a tough task to those with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with every single semi-dedicated server that we provide, is extremely easy to use. If you would like to create a CNAME record for any purpose, all that you have to do will be to pick the domain address or subdomain you need, select the type of record, which will be CNAME in this case, then enter the value i.e. the domain address or subdomain you are forwarding to. The process is quite simple and you can create the record in the DNS Records section of the CP. Within the hour the new record will be completely active and within a couple of hours it is going to propagate around the world. If you aren't 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 very same section of Hepsia. Of course, you can also get in touch with us for help at any moment.