Creating a CNAME record for any one of the domains or subdomains that you've got within a hosting account allows you to point it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded domain address will lose all its records - A, MX etc, and will take the records of the domain address it's being directed to. In this light, you cannot create a CNAME record to point your domain name to a third-party provider and keep a working email service with the first hosting provider. Also, it is very important to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words and never a number because it is frequently wrongly identified as the A record of the Internet domain being redirected. One of the major uses of a CNAME record is to forward a domain name that you own through one provider to the servers of some other provider assuming you have set up an Internet site with the latter. By doing this, the website will appear under your own domain address, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party company.
CNAME Records in Hosting
If you have a hosting plan through our company and you want to set up a CNAME record, it'll take you only a few mouse clicks to do it. You can access the DNS records for all domain names and subdomains hosted inside your account via the Hepsia Control Panel offered with every single plan and adding a new record is as basic as clicking on a button, selecting the type, that will be CNAME in this case, inputting the actual record value and saving the change. If you have never added such a record before, you will find a Help section with a detailed video tutorial which you can watch, or you can just contact us and we will assist you with this task. If you have built an Internet site through another provider, 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 provider, such as Google Apps, all it takes is creating a CNAME record with a couple of mouse clicks within your Control Panel.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Managing DNS records usually seems to be a tough task to those with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with every semi-dedicated plan we offer, is extremely simple to use. If you would like to set up a CNAME record for any purpose, all that you will need to do will be to pick the domain name or subdomain that you need, pick the type of record, that will be CNAME in this case, then enter the value i.e. the domain name or subdomain you are forwarding to. The process is very easy and you can set up the record in the DNS Records section of the CP. Within the hour the new record will be fully active and within a few hours it's going to propagate worldwide. If you're not sure what you need to do, we have prepared an in depth help article and a short video tutorial regarding how to go about creating a CNAME record and they are both located in that very same section of Hepsia. Of course, you can also get in touch with us for assistance whenever you want.