Setting up a CNAME record for each of the domains or subdomains that you have in the hosting account will permit you to redirect it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded domain address will lose all its records - A, MX and so on, and will take the records of the domain it's being pointed to. In this light, you can't create a CNAME record to forward your domain name to a third-party company and keep a working email service with the first hosting provider. Also, it is essential to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words rather than a number because it is commonly confused with the A record of the domain address being forwarded. One of the major uses of a CNAME record is to point a domain you own through one provider to the servers of some other provider if you have created a website with the latter. This way, the website will appear under your own domain name, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party provider.
CNAME Records in Shared Hosting
You can effortlessly create CNAME records if you have a Linux shared hosting package with our company. We're going to supply you with an easy-to-use CP where you could observe all DNS records for the domains and subdomains that are hosted within the account. Setting up a CNAME record involves several simple steps - select the domain/subdomain, choose 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 instantly. This way, you're going to have more control over your domain names and subdomains and over the content they open, you could set up a private URL for company e-mails, plus much more. If you feel uncertain about how to create a new record or you have never done such a task, you will find a short video tutorial in which you can 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'll require literally simply a mouse click to do it.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you have a semi-dedicated server from our company and you wish to set up a CNAME record, it will take no more than a couple of clicks to complete this task. The plans are handled using our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP in which you will see a section committed to the DNS records of the domains and subdomains hosted inside the account. To create a CNAME record, you'll 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 modification. The new record is going to be active almost right away in our system and will propagate worldwide within several hours. Editing or deleting an existing CNAME record within the account is equally easy and takes a click. If you experience any difficulties, you can go through our detailed help article, check out the short video on the subject that we have added in the CP, or you can just contact us for assistance.