Creating a CNAME record for each of the domains or subdomains that you have within a hosting account will enable you to direct 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 domain name it's being redirected to. In this light, you simply can't create a CNAME record to direct your domain name to a third-party company and retain a working e-mail service with the first hosting company. It is also very important to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words and not a number as it is commonly mistaken for the A record of the domain address being forwarded. One of the major uses of a CNAME record is to point a domain address that you own through one company to the servers of some other provider when you have created an Internet site with the latter. By doing this, the Internet site will appear under your own domain name, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party company.
CNAME Records in Website Hosting
You can easily create CNAME records provided you have a Linux website hosting package from our company. We'll supply you with an easy-to-use Control Panel that enables you to view all DNS records for the domain addresses and subdomains which are hosted in the account. Creating a CNAME record requires a few easy steps - pick the domain/subdomain, choose CNAME as the type, enter the hostname you are redirecting to, after that simply click the Save button. The process is as basic as that and the new record will be active almost instantly. That way, you are going to have more control over your domain names and subdomains and over the content they open, you'll be able to set up a private URL for company emails, and much more. If you feel uncertain 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 can see the whole process first-hand. If you want to change or delete an existing CNAME record created for a domain/subdomain hosted on our end, it will take you literally only a mouse click to do it.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you have a semi-dedicated server through our company and you would like to create a CNAME record, it requires no more than a few mouse clicks to complete this task. The plans are managed using our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP where you will find a section devoted to the DNS records of the domain names and subdomains hosted inside the account. To create a CNAME record, you'll only have to select the record type and the hostname (domain or subdomain), type where the latter is going to be forwarded to and save the modification. The new record will be active almost immediately in our system and will propagate worldwide within several hours. Changing or deleting an existing CNAME record within the account is equally simple and easy and takes a click. If you experience any issues, you can go through our in-depth help article, watch the short video on the subject that we have added in the Control Panel, or you can just contact us for assistance.