Setting up a CNAME record for each of the domains or subdomains that you have in the hosting account will enable you to direct it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded domain will lose all its records - A, MX and so on, and will take the records of the domain address it's being forwarded to. In this light, you cannot create a CNAME record to forward your domain to a third-party company and keep a working e-mail service with the first hosting provider. Also, it is essential to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words and never a number as it's regularly confused with the A record of the domain address being redirected. One of the primary uses of a CNAME record is to point a domain address that you own through one company to the servers of some other company if you have created a site with the latter. This way, the Internet site will appear under your own domain name, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party company.
CNAME Records in Shared Website Hosting
You can easily set up CNAME records if you have a shared website hosting with our company. We will supply you with an easy-to-use Control Panel that enables you to see all DNS records for the domains and subdomains which are hosted within the account. Setting up a CNAME record includes a few basic steps - pick the domain/subdomain, pick CNAME as the type, enter the hostname you are redirecting to, after that simply click on the Save button. The process is as simple as that and the new record will be active almost immediately. In this way, you'll have more control over your domain addresses and subdomains and over the content they open, you could create a private URL for company emails, 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 choose to edit or delete an existing CNAME record created for a domain/subdomain hosted on our end, it will take you literally just a mouse click to do it.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with every single one of our semi-dedicated server accounts, will allow you to create a CNAME record effortlessly. If you want to create a private URL for your emails, to redirect a domain name to a subdomain within the account or to forward a domain address to another provider and use some third-party service which they provide, it will not take you more than three clicks to create this sort of record. All DNS records for the domain names and subdomains hosted inside the semi-dedicated account are going to be listed in a separate section in the CP, so when you're there, all you will have to do will be to select the type of the record that you want to create and the hostname for which you are creating it, and then type in the actual record text. For your convenience, you can watch a short video in the CP on how to create a CNAME record or you can follow the instructions in the help article, that is available in the DNS records section.