Creating a CNAME record for any of the domain names or subdomains that you have in the hosting account allows you to forward it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded Internet domain will lose all of its records - A, MX and so forth, and will take the records of the Internet domain it is being pointed to. In this light, you can't set up a CNAME record to point your domain to a third-party provider and keep a functional e-mail service with the first hosting company. It's also essential to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words rather than a number as it's regularly wrongly identified as the A record of the domain name being forwarded. One of the main uses of a CNAME record is to direct a domain address that you own through one provider to the servers of another provider in case you have set up an Internet site with the latter. By doing this, the site will appear under your own domain, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party provider.
CNAME Records in Website Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which our company offers with each and every website hosting
, will permit you to create CNAME records for any domain address or subdomain hosted within the account with several clicks. If you are not certain how to go about it, you can check the video tutorial available inside the CP, read the in depth Help article on the subject, or just simply contact us and we can assist you 24/7, though it is not likely that you'll experience any issues as all it takes to set up a new CNAME record is to pick a domain/subdomain, enter the hostname you are pointing to, and save the change. The new record is going to be fully active within the hour. Using CNAME records enables you to have better control of your domains and website content and our system is simple and intuitive enough to allow people with no previous experience to set up this sort of records easily.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you have a semi-dedicated server
with our company and you want to create a CNAME record, it will take no more than a couple of mouse clicks to complete this task. The plans are handled using our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel in which you will discover a section devoted to the DNS records of the domains and subdomains hosted inside the account. To create a CNAME record, you will simply have to select the record type and the hostname (domain or subdomain), enter where the latter is going to be directed to and save the change. The new record will be active almost immediately in our system and will propagate worldwide within a few hours. Changing or deleting an existing CNAME record in the account is equally easy and takes a click. In case you experience any issues, you can go through our detailed help article, see the short video on the topic that we have added in the CP, or you can just contact us for assistance.