Does your site call for the use of CNAME records? What precisely are CNAME Records? How to set one?
Setting up a CNAME record for any one of the domain names or subdomains that you've got within a hosting account will enable you to forward it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded domain will lose all of its records - A, MX and so forth, and will take the records of the Internet domain it is being pointed to. In this light, you can't create a CNAME record to point your domain name to a third-party company and keep a working e-mail service with the first hosting provider. It is also important to note that a CNAME record is always a string of words and not a number because it is commonly confused with the A record of the Internet domain being forwarded. One of the main uses of a CNAME record is to forward a domain address you own through one provider to the servers of another provider assuming you have created a website with the latter. In this way, the Internet site will appear under your own domain, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party provider.
CNAME Records in Web Hosting
You can effortlessly create CNAME records if you have a web hosting plan with our company. We will supply you with an easy-to-use CP where you can view all DNS records for the domains and subdomains which are hosted inside the account. Creating a CNAME record involves several basic steps - pick the domain/subdomain, pick CNAME as the type, type in the hostname you are forwarding to, and then just click the Save button. The process is as easy as that and the new record is going to be active almost right away. In this way, you are going to have more control over your domain addresses and subdomains and over the content they open, you can set up a private URL for company e-mails, and more. If you feel unclear about how to set up a new record or you have never done such a task, you will find a short video tutorial in which you can see the whole process first-hand. If you want to modify or delete an existing CNAME record created for a domain/subdomain hosted on our end, it will take you literally only a mouse click to get it done.