Setting up a CNAME record for any one of the domain addresses or subdomains you've got in the hosting account allows you to point it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded domain name will lose all its records - A, MX and so on, and will take the records of the domain name it is being directed to. In this light, you cannot create a CNAME record to forward your domain name to a third-party company and keep a working email service with the first provider. It's also very important to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words rather than a number as it is commonly confused with the A record of the domain address being forwarded. One of the primary uses of a CNAME record is to point a domain address that you own through one provider to the servers of some other provider if you have set up an Internet 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 Cloud Website Hosting
You can effortlessly create CNAME records provided you have a cloud website hosting plan from our company. We are going to provide you with an easy-to-use Control Panel that enables you to observe all DNS records for the domain names and subdomains which are hosted inside the account. Setting up a CNAME record involves a number of basic steps - pick the domain/subdomain, pick CNAME as the type, enter the hostname you are redirecting to, then simply click the Save button. The procedure is as elementary as that and the new record will be active almost immediately. That way, you'll have more control over your domains and subdomains and over the content they open, you could set up a private URL for company emails, plus much more. If you feel unclear about how to set up a new record or you have never done such a task, you will find there's a short video tutorial where you could see the whole process first-hand. If you choose to edit or delete an existing CNAME record created for a domain/subdomain hosted on our end, it will take you literally just a mouse click to get it done.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you have a semi-dedicated server through our company and you want to create a CNAME record, it will take just a couple of clicks to complete this task. The plans are handled using our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel where you will see a section devoted to the DNS records of the domain names and subdomains hosted in the account. To set up a CNAME record, you will simply have to pick the record type and the hostname (domain or subdomain), input where the latter is going to be forwarded to and save the change. The new record is going to be active almost right away in our system and will propagate worldwide within a few hours. Editing or deleting an existing CNAME record in the account is just as simple and takes a click. In the event you experience any difficulties, you can go through our in-depth help article, check out the short video on the subject that we have added in the Control Panel, or you can simply contact us for help.