Setting up a CNAME record for any of the domain addresses or subdomains you have in a hosting account allows you to forward it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded domain address will lose all of its records - A, MX and so on, and will take the records of the domain name it is being directed to. In this light, you simply can't set up a CNAME record to forward your domain name to a third-party company and retain a working email service with the first provider. Additionally, it is very important to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words and not a number as it is regularly mistaken for the A record of the domain address being forwarded. One of the main uses of a CNAME record is to forward a domain that you own through one company to the servers of another company when you have set up a website with the latter. By doing this, the website will appear under your own domain address, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party provider.

CNAME Records in Shared Website Hosting

If you have a shared website hosting plan through our company and you want to set up a CNAME record, it'll take you only a few mouse clicks to make it happen. You can access the DNS records for all domain addresses and subdomains hosted in your account from the Hepsia Control Panel offered with every single plan and adding a new record is as simple as clicking on a button, choosing the type, which is CNAME in this case, typing the actual record value and saving the change. If you've never added this type of record before, you will find a Help section with a detailed video tutorial that you can watch, or you can just contact us and we will aid you with this task. If you have created an Internet site via 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 provider, for instance Google Apps, all it takes is creating a CNAME record with a few clicks inside your CP.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with every single one of our semi-dedicated server accounts, will enable you to create a CNAME record effortlessly. If you want to create a private URL for your e-mails, to redirect a domain address to a subdomain within the account or to forward a domain name to another provider and use some third-party service which they provide, it's not going to require more than three clicks to set up this type of record. All DNS records for the domain addresses and subdomains hosted in the semi-dedicated account are going to be listed in a separate section in the CP, so once you are 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 benefit, you can watch a short video inside the CP concerning how to create a CNAME record or you can refer to the instructions in the help article, that's available in the DNS records section.