Creating a CNAME record for each of the domain names or subdomains that you've got in a hosting account allows you to direct it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded domain address 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 simply can't create a CNAME record to forward your domain to a third-party provider and maintain a working e-mail service with the first hosting company. Additionally, it is important to note that a CNAME record is always a string of words and not a number as it's regularly confused with the A record of the domain being forwarded. One of the major uses of a CNAME record is to point a domain which you own through one provider to the servers of some other company in case you have created a website with the latter. In this way, the Internet site will appear under your own domain name, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party provider.
CNAME Records in Shared Web Hosting
If you have a shared web hosting
plan through our company and you want to create a CNAME record, it'll take you just a few mouse clicks to make it happen. You can access the DNS records for all domains and subdomains hosted inside your account via the Hepsia CP offered with every single plan and adding a new record is as basic as clicking on a button, picking out the type, which will be CNAME in this case, inputting the actual record value and saving the change. In case you have never added such a record before, we have a Help section with a detailed video tutorial you can watch, or you can just contact us and we will help you with this task. If you have set up an Internet site via another company, you want to use a private URL for your webmail or you would like to designate a subdomain to be used with the services of a different provider, for example Google Apps, all it takes is creating a CNAME record with a couple of mouse clicks in your Control Panel.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you have a semi-dedicated server
from our company and you want to set up a CNAME record, it will take only a few clicks to complete this task. The plans are handled via our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel in which you will discover a section devoted to the DNS records of the domain addresses and subdomains hosted in the account. To create a CNAME record, you will only have to pick the record type and the hostname (domain or subdomain), key in where the latter is going to be forwarded to and save the modification. The new record is going to 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 equally easy and takes a click. If you experience any issues, you can go through our detailed help article, check out the short video on the topic that we have added in the Control Panel, or you can just contact us for help.