Creating a CNAME record for any of the domain addresses or subdomains that you've got in the hosting account will permit you to point it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded domain will lose all its records - A, MX etc, and will take the records of the domain address it is being directed to. In this light, you can't set up a CNAME record to point your domain name to a third-party provider and retain a working e-mail service with the first hosting provider. It is also important to note that a CNAME record is always a string of words and never a number as it's often confused with the A record of the Internet domain being forwarded. One of the primary uses of a CNAME record is to forward a domain that you own through one company to the servers of another company assuming you have set up an Internet site with the latter. In this way, the website will appear under your own domain, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party company.
CNAME Records in Web Hosting
The Hepsia hosting CP, which our company offers with each and every Linux web hosting, will allow you to set up CNAME records for every domain name or subdomain hosted in the account with only a few clicks. If you're not confident how to go about it, you can check the video tutorial that is available within the Control Panel, read the in depth Help article on the subject, or simply contact us and we can help you 24/7, although it is not likely that you will experience any difficulties as all it takes to create a new CNAME record is to select a domain/subdomain, enter the hostname you're pointing to, and save the change. The new record is going to be fully active within the hour. Using CNAME records allows you to have better control of your domain names and site content and our system is simple and intuitive enough to allow people who have no previous experience to set up this sort of records effortlessly.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Managing DNS records usually seems to be a difficult task to the people with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with every single Linux semi-dedicated hosting package we provide, is very easy to use. If you'd like to set up a CNAME record for any purpose, all you have to do will be to select the domain or subdomain that you need, select the type of record, that will be CNAME in this case, then type the value i.e. the domain or subdomain you are forwarding to. The procedure is quite simple and you can set up the record in the DNS Records section of the CP. Within the hour the new record will be completely active and within a few hours it'll propagate all over the world. If you're not sure what you should do, we've prepared a detailed help article and a short video tutorial on how to go about creating a CNAME record and they are both situated in that very same section of Hepsia. Naturally, you can also get in touch with us for help at any time.