Creating a CNAME record for each of the domains or subdomains that you've got in a hosting account will allow you to redirect it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded domain name will lose all its records - A, MX and so on, and will take the records of the domain it's being redirected to. In this light, you simply can't create a CNAME record to point your domain to a third-party company and maintain a functional e-mail service with the first hosting company. It's also important to note that a CNAME record is always a string of words and not a number because it is regularly wrongly identified as the A record of the domain being redirected. One of the primary uses of a CNAME record is to point a domain that you own through one provider to the servers of some other company if you have created an Internet site with the latter. That way, the Internet site will appear under your own domain address, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party company.

CNAME Records in Shared Web Hosting

In case you have a shared web hosting plan from our company and you would like to create a CNAME record, it'll take you a few mouse clicks to make it happen. You can access the DNS records for all domain addresses and subdomains hosted in your account through the Hepsia Control Panel offered with each plan and adding a new record is as simple as clicking on a button, picking out the type, which is CNAME in this case, entering the actual record value and saving the modification. In case you have never added this type of record before, you will discover 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 set up a website using another provider, 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, such as Google Apps, all it takes is creating a CNAME record with a couple of mouse clicks within your CP.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with every single one of our semi-dedicated server accounts, will enable you to create a CNAME record without difficulty. Whether you want to create a private URL for your e-mails, to point a domain name to a subdomain in the account or to forward a domain address to another provider and use some third-party service that they provide, it's not going to take you more than 3 mouse clicks to create such a record. All DNS records for the domain names and subdomains hosted inside the semi-dedicated account will be listed in a separate section in the Control Panel, so once you're there, all you will have to do will be to pick the type of the record that you want to set up and the hostname for which you are creating it, and then input the actual record text. For your convenience, you can watch a short video within the Control Panel about 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.