Setting up a CNAME record for each of the domain names or subdomains you've got within a hosting account allows you to forward it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded domain will lose all of its records - A, MX and so forth, and will take the records of the Internet domain it's being pointed to. In this light, you can't create a CNAME record to redirect your domain name to a third-party company and keep a working e-mail service with the first provider. It is also very important to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words and never a number as it's generally wrongly identified as the A record of the domain address being forwarded. One of the major uses of a CNAME record is to point a domain address you own through one provider to the servers of another provider if you have created a website with the latter. That way, the Internet site will appear under your own domain address, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party provider.
CNAME Records in Cloud Website Hosting
Creating a CNAME record through our Linux cloud website hosting is really easy. Our in-house built Hepsia CP 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 inside your account in only a few easy steps. You will find a video tutorial inside the same section where you can see the process first-hand. This feature provides you with various options - if you create a company website on our end, for example, the staff can use their e-mails with the company domain address, not with the address of our mail server. If you choose to set up an Internet site through a different company which offers online web design services, you can easily redirect a domain hosted here and use it for the website. Last, but not least, if you have an on-line 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, so all your customers will be forwarded to a secure URL.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Managing DNS records usually seems to be a difficult task to people with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with every single semi-dedicated server that we offer, is extremely easy to use. If you wish to set up a CNAME record for any purpose, all you will need to do will be to choose the domain or subdomain that you need, choose the type of record, that will be CNAME in this case, then type in the value i.e. the domain name or subdomain you are forwarding to. The procedure is very 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 few hours it's going to propagate worldwide. If you're not sure what you should do, we have prepared a detailed help article and a short video tutorial concerning how to go about creating a CNAME record and they are both located within that very same section of Hepsia. Naturally, you can also get in touch with us for help at any moment.