Creating a CNAME record for any of the domain names or subdomains you have in the hosting account will allow you to forward it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded domain address will lose all its records - A, MX and so forth, and will take the records of the domain name it is being pointed to. In this light, you cannot set up a CNAME record to forward your domain name to a third-party provider and maintain a working e-mail service with the first provider. Additionally, it is essential to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words rather than a number because it is generally wrongly identified as the A record of the domain being forwarded. One of the main uses of a CNAME record is to point a domain address that you own through one company to the servers of another company if you have created a site with the latter. This way, the website will appear under your own domain name, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party provider.
CNAME Records in Cloud Website Hosting
In case you have a cloud website hosting plan through our company and you wish to create a CNAME record, it will take you only a few clicks to get it done. You can access the DNS records for all domain addresses and subdomains hosted inside your account from the Hepsia Control Panel included with each plan and adding a new record is as basic as clicking on a button, choosing the type, that will be CNAME in this case, inputting the actual record value and saving the modification. If you've never added this kind of record before, we have a Help section with a detailed video tutorial which you can watch, or you can simply contact us and we will aid you with this task. If you have set up a site via another provider, you want to use a private URL for your webmail or you would like to designate a subdomain for use with the services of a different company, like Google Apps, all it takes is creating a CNAME record with a few clicks within your CP.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
You're going to be able to create, change and delete CNAME records really easy with any of our semi-dedicated server plans. The accounts are controlled via the custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel, and in one of its sections you'll see all records for every domain address or subdomain that you have added in your account. To set up a new record, you just need to pick the hostname that'll be forwarded (domain/subdomain), input where it is going to be forwarded to, pick the record type, that'll be CNAME in this case, and you're going to be all set. In case you haven't used a web hosting service before, our Control Panel is quite intuitive to use, so you will not have any difficulties. We also have a short video and an in-depth help article on how to create a CNAME record, both of which can be found in the exact same section of Hepsia. With this function, you can easily use a domain address hosted on our groundbreaking cloud hosting platform for a site created elsewhere, set up a custom webmail login address with any of your domains, and a lot more.