Setting up a CNAME record for each of the domains or subdomains that you've got within a hosting account will allow you to redirect 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 domain name it is being forwarded to. In this light, you can't create a CNAME record to point your domain name to a third-party provider and keep a working email service with the first hosting company. Additionally, it is essential to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words and never a number as it is commonly mistaken for the A record of the domain being forwarded. One of the major uses of a CNAME record is to point a domain address that you own through one provider to the servers of another provider if you have set up a website with the latter. By doing this, the Internet site will appear under your own domain, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party company.

CNAME Records in Cloud Hosting

In case you have a cloud hosting plan from our company and you would like to set up a CNAME record, it'll take you only a few clicks to make it happen. You can access the DNS records for all domain names and subdomains hosted inside your account through the Hepsia CP offered with each plan and adding a new record is as basic as clicking on a button, choosing the type, which is CNAME in this case, typing the actual record value and saving the modification. If you have never added this type of record before, you will discover a Help section with a detailed video tutorial that you can watch, or you can simply contact us and we will help you with this task. If you have created an Internet site using another provider, you want to use a private URL for your webmail or you would like to designate a subdomain to be used with the services of a different provider, for instance Google Apps, all it takes is setting up a CNAME record with a few clicks within your Control Panel.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server from our company and you wish to create a CNAME record, it will take only a couple of clicks to complete this task. The plans are managed using our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP in which you will see a section committed to the DNS records of the domains and subdomains hosted inside the account. To create a CNAME record, you'll only have to pick the record type and the hostname (domain or subdomain), type where the latter will be redirected to and save the modification. The new record is going to be active almost right away in our system and will propagate worldwide within a few hours. Modifying or deleting an existing CNAME record inside the account is equally simple and easy and takes a click. In the event you experience any problems, you can go through our in-depth help article, check out the short video on the topic that we have added in the Control Panel, or you can simply contact us for help.