Creating a CNAME record for any of the domain addresses or subdomains that you have in a hosting account will permit you to point it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded Internet domain will lose all its records - A, MX and so on, and will take the records of the Internet domain it's being directed to. In this light, you cannot create a CNAME record to point your domain to a third-party company and keep a working e-mail service with the first provider. Additionally, it is essential to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words and never a number as it's frequently wrongly identified as the A record of the domain address being forwarded. One of the main uses of a CNAME record is to forward a domain name which you own through one company to the servers of another company in case you have created a website with the latter. That way, the Internet site will appear under your own domain name, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party provider.
CNAME Records in Cloud Hosting
You can effortlessly create CNAME records provided you have a Linux cloud hosting from our company. We will provide you with an easy-to-use CP that enables you to observe all DNS records for the domains and subdomains that are hosted in the account. Creating a CNAME record includes a number of simple steps - select the domain/subdomain, pick CNAME as the type, type in the hostname you are forwarding to, after that simply click the Save button. The procedure is as easy as that and the new record is going to be active almost immediately. That way, you'll have more control over your domains and subdomains and over the content they open, you can create a private URL for company e-mails, and a lot more. If you feel unsure about how to create a new record or you have never done such a task, you will find there's a short video tutorial in which you can see the whole process first-hand. If you decide to change or delete an existing CNAME record created for a domain/subdomain hosted on our end, it'll take you literally just a mouse click to get it done.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you have a semi-dedicated server from our company and you want to create a CNAME record, it takes no more than a few mouse clicks to complete this task. The plans are managed through our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP in which you will find a section committed to the DNS records of the domain names and subdomains hosted within the account. To set up a CNAME record, you will only have to choose the record type and the hostname (domain or subdomain), input where the latter will be forwarded to and save the modification. The new record will be active almost immediately in our system and will propagate worldwide within a couple of hours. Changing or deleting an existing CNAME record inside the account is just as simple and 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 simply contact us for help.