Setting up a CNAME record for any of the domain names or subdomains that you've got in the hosting account will allow you to direct it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded domain address will lose all of its records - A, MX and so forth, and will take the records of the domain address it's being pointed to. In this light, you cannot create a CNAME record to point your domain to a third-party company and maintain a working e-mail service with the first provider. It is also important to note that a CNAME record is always a string of words rather than a number as it's commonly mistaken for the A record of the Internet domain being forwarded. One of the major uses of a CNAME record is to forward a domain that you own through one company to the servers of some other company when you have created a website with the latter. That way, the website will appear under your own domain name, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party provider.
CNAME Records in Web Hosting
You can effortlessly set up CNAME records if you have a web hosting with our company. We'll supply you with an easy-to-use Control Panel which allows you to see all DNS records for the domain names and subdomains that are hosted in the account. Creating a CNAME record includes a few easy steps - choose the domain/subdomain, choose CNAME as the type, enter the hostname you are pointing to, after that simply click on the Save button. The process is as basic as that and the new record will be active almost right away. This way, you are going to have more control over your domain addresses and subdomains and over the content they open, you could create a private URL for company e-mails, and a lot more. If you feel uncertain about how to create a new record or you have never done such a task, we have a short video tutorial where you could see the whole process first-hand. If you want to edit or delete an existing CNAME record created for a domain/subdomain hosted on our end, it'll take you literally just a mouse click to make it happen.
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 requires only a couple of clicks to complete this task. The plans are managed via our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel where you will discover a section committed to the DNS records of the domain names and subdomains hosted within the account. To create a CNAME record, you'll simply have to choose the record type and the hostname (domain or subdomain), input where the latter is going to be redirected to and save the change. The new record will be active almost immediately in our system and will propagate worldwide within several hours. Modifying or deleting an existing CNAME record within the account is equally easy and takes a click. If you experience any problems, you can go through our in-depth help article, see the short video on the subject that we have added in the CP, or simply contact us for help.