Setting up a CNAME record for each of the domain names or subdomains that you've got in the hosting account will enable you to direct it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded domain name will lose all its records - A, MX and so forth, and will take the records of the Internet domain it is being pointed to. In this light, you can't create a CNAME record to forward your domain to a third-party company and maintain a working email 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 commonly mistaken for the A record of the domain being redirected. One of the primary uses of a CNAME record is to point a domain which you own through one company to the servers of some other provider when you have set up a website with the latter. In this way, the site will appear under your own domain address, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party company.

CNAME Records in Web Hosting

In case you have a web hosting plan through our company and you would like to create a CNAME record, it'll take you 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 and every 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 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 company, you want to use a private URL for your webmail or you wish to designate a subdomain for use with the services of a different company, like Google Apps, all it takes is setting up a CNAME record with a couple of clicks in your CP.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You are going to be able to create, edit and delete CNAME records very easy with any one of our semi-dedicated server plans. The accounts are managed 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've added in your account. To create a new record, you have to choose the hostname that will be forwarded (domain/subdomain), input where it is going to be forwarded to, pick the record type, which will be CNAME in this case, and you will be ready. Even if you have never used a web hosting service before, our CP is quite easy to use, so you will not have any problems. We also have a short video and an in-depth help article concerning how to create a CNAME record, both of which can be found 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 a website created someplace else, set up a custom webmail login address with any of your domain addresses, plus much more.