Creating a CNAME record for any of the domain addresses or subdomains you've got within a hosting account will permit you to redirect it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded domain will lose all its records - A, MX and so forth, and will take the records of the domain address it's being redirected to. In this light, you can't set up a CNAME record to forward your domain name to a third-party company and keep a functional e-mail service with the first hosting provider. Additionally, it is important to note that a CNAME record is always a string of words and never a number as it's often mistaken for the A record of the Internet domain being forwarded. One of the main uses of a CNAME record is to forward a domain you own through one company to the servers of some other company when you have created a website with the latter. This way, the Internet site will appear under your own domain, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party provider.
CNAME Records in Shared Web Hosting
If you have a shared web hosting plan through our company and you would like to create a CNAME record, it will take you just a few mouse clicks to get it done. You can access the DNS records for all domain addresses and subdomains hosted within your account from the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with each plan and adding a new record is as basic as clicking on a button, picking out the type, which is 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 that you can watch, or you can just contact us and we'll help you with this task. If you have built a website using 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, like Google Apps, all it takes is creating a CNAME record with a couple of mouse clicks in your Control Panel.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
You're going to be able to set up, edit and delete CNAME records easily with all of our semi-dedicated server plans. The accounts are managed from the custom Hepsia hosting CP, and in one of its sections you'll see all records for any domain address or subdomain that you've added in your account. To create a new record, you have to pick the hostname that will be forwarded (domain/subdomain), type where it is going to be forwarded to, pick the record type, that will be CNAME in this case, and you'll be all set. Even when you haven't used a web hosting service before, our Control Panel is quite easy to use, so you will not have any troubles. We also have a short video and a detailed help article concerning how to create a CNAME record, both of which could be found in the same section of Hepsia. With this feature, you can easily use a domain hosted on our innovative cloud hosting platform for a site created elsewhere, create a custom webmail login address with any of your domains, plus much more.