Setting up a CNAME record for each of the domain addresses or subdomains you have in a hosting account will enable you to point it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded domain address will lose all of 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 direct your domain name to a third-party company and retain a working email service with the first provider. Also, it is very important to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words rather than a number as it is commonly mistaken for the A record of the Internet domain being redirected. One of the primary uses of a CNAME record is to point a domain address that you own through one provider to the servers of some other company when you have set up a site with the latter. That way, the site will appear under your own domain address, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party company.

CNAME Records in Hosting

In case you have a hosting plan through our company and you want to set up a CNAME record, it will take you just a few mouse clicks to get it done. You can access the DNS records for all domain addresses and subdomains hosted within your account from the Hepsia CP offered with every single 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, you will find a Help section with a detailed video tutorial you can watch, or you can simply contact us and we'll assist you with this task. If you have built a website through 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, for example Google Apps, all it takes is creating a CNAME record with a few mouse clicks in your CP.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

You are going to be able to set up, modify and delete CNAME records really easy with any of our semi-dedicated server plans. The accounts are controlled using the custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel, and in one of its sections you'll see all records for every domain name or subdomain that you have added in your account. To create a new record, you simply need to pick the hostname that'll be forwarded (domain/subdomain), type where it is going to be forwarded to, select the record type, which will be CNAME in this case, and you are going to be ready. In case you haven't used a web hosting service before, our CP is extremely intuitive to use, so you'll not have any issues. We also have a short video and a detailed help article on how to create a CNAME record, both of which could be found in the same section of Hepsia. With this function, you could easily use a domain address hosted on our groundbreaking cloud hosting platform for a website created someplace else, set up a custom webmail login address with any of your domains, plus much more.