Setting up a CNAME record for any one of the domains or subdomains you have within a hosting account will enable you to forward it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded domain name will lose all its records - A, MX and so forth, and will take the records of the domain name it is being pointed to. In this light, you can't set up a CNAME record to point your domain to a third-party company and maintain a functional e-mail service with the first hosting provider. Additionally, it is very important to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words rather than a number because it is commonly mistaken for the A record of the domain address being forwarded. One of the main uses of a CNAME record is to direct a domain address which you own through one company to the servers of some other provider when you have set up a website with the latter. By doing this, the site will appear under your own domain name, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party company.
CNAME Records in Website Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which we provide with each and every Linux website hosting service, will enable you to set up CNAME records for every domain or subdomain hosted inside the account with just a few mouse clicks. If you are not sure how to go about it, you should check the video tutorial that's available inside the CP, read the detailed Help article on the subject, or just simply contact us and we can help you 24/7, though it is unlikely that you will experience any troubles as all it takes to create a new CNAME record is to choose a domain/subdomain, type in the hostname you are redirecting to, and save the change. The new record will be fully active within the hour. Using CNAME records allows 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 create this kind of records effortlessly.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
You'll be able to set up, change and delete CNAME records really easy with any one of our semi-dedicated server plans. The accounts are handled through the custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel, and in one of its sections you will see all records for any domain name or subdomain you have added in your account. To create a new record, you simply need to choose the hostname that will be forwarded (domain/subdomain), type where it is going to be forwarded to, pick the record type, which will be CNAME in this case, and you're going to be all set. In case you haven't used a web hosting service before, our Control Panel is quite easy to use, so you'll not have any difficulties. We also have a short video and a detailed help article regarding how to set up a CNAME record, both of which can be found in the exact same section of Hepsia. With this feature, you could easily use a domain address hosted on our cutting edge cloud hosting platform for an Internet site created somewhere else, create a custom webmail login address with any of your domains, plus much more.