Setting up a CNAME record for any one of the domains or subdomains you have within a hosting account will enable you to point it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded Internet domain will lose all its records - A, MX and so on, and will take the records of the Internet domain it is being pointed to. In this light, you cannot create a CNAME record to forward your domain name to a third-party company and maintain a working email service with the first hosting company. It is also essential to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words rather than a number because it is often mistaken for the A record of the domain name being redirected. One of the major uses of a CNAME record is to point a domain name you own through one provider to the servers of some other provider in case you have created a website with the latter. That way, the site will appear under your own domain address, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party provider.
CNAME Records in Hosting
If you have a hosting plan through our company and you wish to set up a CNAME record, it'll take you just a few mouse clicks to get it done. You can access the DNS records for all domains and subdomains hosted inside your account through the Hepsia Control Panel offered with each and every plan and adding a new record is as basic as clicking on a button, selecting the type, which will be CNAME in this case, inputting the actual record value and saving the modification. If you have never added this type of record before, you will find a Help section with a detailed video tutorial which you can watch, or you can simply contact us and we will assist you with this task. If you have built 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 couple of clicks inside your Control Panel.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with every single one of our semi-dedicated server accounts, will permit you to create a CNAME record effortlessly. Whether you want to create a private URL for your emails, to forward a domain name to a subdomain inside the account or to forward a domain name to another provider and use some third-party service that they provide, it won't require more than three clicks to set up such a record. All DNS records for the domain names and subdomains hosted within the semi-dedicated account are going to be listed in a separate section in the Control Panel, 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 see a short video within the CP on how to create a CNAME record or you can refer to the instructions in the help article, which is available in the DNS records section.