Find out more on CNAME records, if they are necessary and in what ways they can fit within the DNS system.
Creating a CNAME record for each of the domain addresses or subdomains that you have within a hosting account allows you to redirect it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded domain will lose all of its records - A, MX and so on, and will take the records of the domain name it's being directed to. In this light, you simply can't set up a CNAME record to forward your domain name to a third-party company and maintain a working email service with the first hosting provider. Also, it is important to note that a CNAME record is always a string of words and never a number because it is frequently confused with the A record of the Internet domain being forwarded. One of the major uses of a CNAME record is to point a domain name which you own through one company to the servers of some other provider assuming you have created a site with the latter. This way, the site will appear under your own domain, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party provider.
CNAME Records in Cloud Hosting
Creating a CNAME record through our Linux cloud plans
is extremely easy. Our in-house built Hepsia CP features a section dedicated 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 just a few simple steps. There is also a video tutorial inside the same section in which you can see the process first-hand. This feature provides you with many possibilities - if you build a company website on our end, for example, the staff can use their emails with the company domain name, not with the address of our mail server. If you choose to create an Internet site through a different company which offers online web design services, you can easily redirect a domain hosted here and use it for the site. Last, but not least, in case you have a web-based 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 forward it to the main domain, so all your visitors are going to be forwarded to a secure URL.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Managing DNS records usually seems to be a hard task to the people with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with every semi-dedicated server
that we provide, is extremely simple to use. If you want to create a CNAME record for any purpose, all that you have to do will be to select the domain name or subdomain you need, pick the type of record, that will be CNAME in this case, then enter the value i.e. the domain address or subdomain you are forwarding to. The procedure is quite simple and you can create the record in the DNS Records section of the CP. Within the hour the new record is going to be completely active and within a few hours it's going to propagate around the world. If you aren't sure what you need to do, we have prepared an in depth help article and a short video tutorial concerning how to go about creating a CNAME record and they are both located within that very same section of Hepsia. Naturally, you can also get in touch with us for help at any moment.