Creating a CNAME record for each of the domain names or subdomains that you've got in a hosting account will enable you to direct it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded domain name will lose all of its records - A, MX and so on, and will take the records of the Internet domain it is being forwarded to. In this light, you cannot set up a CNAME record to point your domain to a third-party company and keep a working e-mail service with the first provider. It's also very important to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words and not a number as it's frequently mistaken for the A record of the Internet domain being redirected. One of the primary uses of a CNAME record is to direct a domain name you own through one company to the servers of another provider when you have created a site with the latter. In this way, the Internet site will appear under your own domain address, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party company.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Managing DNS records usually seems to be a hard task to those with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with each semi-dedicated server that we offer, is very simple to use. If you would like to set up a CNAME record for any purpose, all you will have to do will be to choose the domain name or subdomain you need, choose the type of record, that will be CNAME in this case, then input the value i.e. the domain name or subdomain you are forwarding to. The procedure is quite easy and you can set up the record in the DNS Records section of the CP. Within the hour the new record is going to be fully active and within a few hours it'll propagate around the globe. If you are not sure what you need to do, we've prepared an in depth help article and a short video tutorial regarding how to go about creating a CNAME record and they are both located within that very same section of Hepsia. Needless to say, you can also get in touch with us for help at any moment.