Creating a CNAME record for each of the domain names or subdomains that you've got in a hosting account will enable you to direct it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded domain address will lose all its records - A, MX and so on, and will take the records of the domain address it is being forwarded to. In this light, you cannot set up a CNAME record to direct your domain to a third-party provider and retain a working e-mail service with the first hosting provider. It's also essential to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words and not a number as it is regularly confused with the A record of the Internet domain being redirected. One of the main uses of a CNAME record is to point a domain name which you own through one provider to the servers of some other company when you have created an Internet site with the latter. This way, the website will appear under your own domain address, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party company.
CNAME Records in Shared Hosting
If you have a shared hosting
plan through our company and you wish to set up a CNAME record, it'll take you just a few mouse clicks to do it. You can access the DNS records for all domain addresses and subdomains hosted within your account from the Hepsia Control Panel offered with each and every plan and adding a new record is as basic as clicking on a button, picking out the type, which is CNAME in this case, entering the actual record value and saving the modification. If you've never added this type of record before, you will discover a Help section with a detailed video tutorial which you can watch, or you can just contact us and we'll assist you with this task. If you have built a site using another provider, you want to use a private URL for your webmail or you wish to designate a subdomain to be used with the services of a different company, like Google Apps, all it takes is creating a CNAME record with a couple of clicks in your Control Panel.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with every one of our semi-dedicated server
accounts, will allow you to set up a CNAME record with ease. If you want to create a private URL for your emails, to point a domain to a subdomain within the account or to forward a domain name to another provider and use some third-party service that they provide, it's not going to require more than three clicks to set up such a record. All DNS records for the domain addresses and subdomains hosted within the semi-dedicated account are going to be listed in a separate section in the CP, so once you are there, all you will have to do will be to select the type of the record that you want to create and the hostname for which you are creating it, and then type in the actual record text. For your benefit, you can watch a short video within the Control Panel regarding how to set up a CNAME record or you can follow the instructions in the help article, that is available in the DNS records section.