Creating a CNAME record for each of the domains or subdomains that you have in the hosting account will permit you to direct it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded Internet domain will lose all of its records - A, MX and so on, and will take the records of the domain name it's being forwarded to. In this light, you can't create a CNAME record to point your domain to a third-party company and retain a functional email service with the first hosting company. It is also very important to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words and not a number as it is regularly confused with the A record of the Internet domain being forwarded. One of the primary uses of a CNAME record is to direct a domain that you own through one provider to the servers of some other company assuming you have set up a website with the latter. By doing this, the website will appear under your own domain, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party provider.
CNAME Records in Cloud Website Hosting
Creating a CNAME record using our cloud website hosting is really simple. Our in-house built Hepsia CP includes a section committed to the DNS records of your domain addresses, so you can create a new CNAME record for any domain or subdomain hosted within your account in only a few simple steps. You will find a video tutorial within the same section in which you can see the process first-hand. This feature will give you a number of options - if you build a company site on our end, as an illustration, the workers can use their emails with the company domain name, not with the address of our mail server. If you decide to create a site by using a different provider which offers online web design services, you can easily forward a domain name hosted here and use it for the site. Last, but not least, in case you have an on-line store and you have a billing system for http://your-domain.com and/or an SSL certificate, you could set up a CNAME record for the www subdomain and redirect it to the main domain name, so all your visitors will be forwarded to a secure URL.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
You'll be able to create, edit and delete CNAME records easily with all of our semi-dedicated server plans. The accounts are controlled using the custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel, and in one of its sections you will see all records for every domain name or subdomain which you have added in your account. To set up a new record, you just have to select the hostname that will be forwarded (domain/subdomain), input where it will be forwarded to, select the record type, that'll be CNAME in this case, and you are going to be all set. Even when you haven't used a web hosting service before, our Control Panel is incredibly easy to use, so you will not have any difficulties. We also have a short video and an in-depth help article on how to set up a CNAME record, both of which could be found in the same section of Hepsia. With this function, you can easily use a domain address hosted on our revolutionary cloud hosting platform for an Internet site created someplace else, set up a custom webmail login address with any of your domain names, and a lot more.