Setting up a CNAME record for each of the domain addresses or subdomains you have in a hosting account will enable you to point it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded domain name will lose all of its records - A, MX and so on, and will take the records of the domain address it is being forwarded to. In this light, you cannot set up a CNAME record to point your domain name to a third-party provider and keep a functional e-mail service with the first hosting provider. Additionally, it is important to note that a CNAME record is always a string of words and not a number because it is commonly wrongly identified as the A record of the domain being forwarded. One of the major uses of a CNAME record is to direct a domain address you own through one provider to the servers of another provider if you have set up a site with the latter. In this way, the site will appear under your own domain, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party provider.
CNAME Records in Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which we provide with each and every hosting plan, will enable you to create CNAME records for every single domain or subdomain hosted within the account with only a few clicks. If you're not confident how to go about it, you can check out the video tutorial available inside the CP, read the detailed Help article on the subject, or simply contact us and we can assist you 24/7, even though it is not likely that you'll experience any issues as all it takes to set up a new CNAME record is to choose a domain/subdomain, type in the hostname you're pointing to, and save the change. The new record is going to be fully active within the hour. Using CNAME records permits you to have better control over your domain addresses and site content and our system is simple and user-friendly enough to allow individuals with no previous experience to create this sort of records with ease.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you have a semi-dedicated server from our company and you want to create a CNAME record, it will require just a few clicks to complete this task. The plans are handled via our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel where you will find a section committed to the DNS records of the domain addresses and subdomains hosted within the account. To set up a CNAME record, you will simply have to select the record type and the hostname (domain or subdomain), enter where the latter will be redirected to and save the modification. 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 easy and takes a click. In the event you experience any problems, you can go through our comprehensive help article, watch the short video on the topic that we have added in the Control Panel, or just contact us for help.