Creating a CNAME record for any one of the domain addresses or subdomains you've got in the hosting account will permit you to direct it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded Internet domain will lose all its records - A, MX etc, and will take the records of the domain address it's being forwarded to. In this light, you cannot set up a CNAME record to direct your domain to a third-party provider and maintain a working e-mail service with the first hosting provider. Additionally, it is very important to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words rather than a number as it's frequently wrongly identified as the A record of the domain name being forwarded. One of the major uses of a CNAME record is to forward a domain address you own through one company to the servers of some other provider when you have created a website with the latter. In this way, the website will appear under your own domain address, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party provider.

CNAME Records in Website Hosting

In case you have a website hosting plan from our company and you wish to create a CNAME record, it'll take you 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 included with each plan and adding a new record is as basic as clicking on a button, choosing the type, which will be CNAME in this case, entering the actual record value and saving the change. In case you have never added this sort 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 assist you with this task. If you have set up an Internet site via another company, you want to use a private URL for your webmail or you want to designate a subdomain for use with the services of a different company, for instance Google Apps, all it takes is setting up a CNAME record with a few clicks within your CP.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You're 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 managed using the custom Hepsia hosting CP, and in one of its sections you will see all records for every domain name or subdomain which you have added in your account. To create a new record, you have to select the hostname that will 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'll be ready. Even if you haven't used a web hosting service before, our CP is extremely intuitive to use, so you will not have any problems. We also have a short video and an in-depth help article concerning how to set up a CNAME record, both of which are located in the same section of Hepsia. With this function, you can easily use a domain name hosted on our cutting edge cloud hosting platform for an Internet site created someplace else, create a custom webmail login address with any of your domain addresses, and a lot more.