Setting up a CNAME record for any of the domain addresses or subdomains that you've got in a hosting account will enable you to point it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded domain address will lose all its records - A, MX etc, and will take the records of the domain it is being directed to. In this light, you can't create a CNAME record to forward your domain to a third-party provider and keep a working e-mail service with the first hosting company. It is also essential to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words and never a number as it's often mistaken for the A record of the domain name being forwarded. One of the primary uses of a CNAME record is to direct a domain name which you own through one provider to the servers of another company in case you have created a website with the latter. That way, the Internet site will appear under your own domain, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party company.

CNAME Records in Cloud Web Hosting

If you have a cloud web hosting plan through our company and you would like to create a CNAME record, it'll take you only a few mouse clicks to get it done. You can access the DNS records for all domain names and subdomains hosted in your account through the Hepsia CP included with each plan and adding a new record is as simple as clicking on a button, picking out the type, that will be CNAME in this case, entering the actual record value and saving the modification. If you have never added this sort of record before, we have a Help section with a detailed video tutorial that you can watch, or you can just contact us and we'll help you with this task. If you have created an Internet site using another company, you want to use a private URL for your webmail or you want to designate a subdomain to be used with the services of a different company, for example Google Apps, all it takes is creating a CNAME record with a couple of mouse clicks inside your CP.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with every one of our semi-dedicated server accounts, will allow you to set up a CNAME record easily. In case you want to create a private URL for your e-mails, to forward a domain to a subdomain within the account or to forward a domain name to another company and use some third-party service which they provide, it's not going to require more than three clicks to create this sort of record. All DNS records for the domains and subdomains hosted inside the semi-dedicated account will be listed in a separate section in the CP, so when you're there, all that you will have to do will be to choose the type of the record that you want to create and the hostname for which you are creating it, and then input the actual record text. For your convenience, you can see a short video inside the CP on how to set up a CNAME record or you can refer to the instructions in the help article, that's available in the DNS records section.