Setting up a CNAME record for any one of the domains or subdomains you have in a hosting account will permit you to direct it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded domain address will lose all of its records - A, MX and so forth, and will take the records of the domain name it's being redirected to. In this light, you simply can't set up a CNAME record to redirect your domain to a third-party provider and maintain a functional e-mail service with the first hosting provider. Additionally, it is essential to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words rather than a number as it's frequently wrongly identified as the A record of the Internet domain 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 company assuming you have created a site with the latter. By doing this, the Internet site will appear under your own domain name, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party company.
CNAME Records in Web Hosting
In case you have a web hosting plan through our company and you want to set up a CNAME record, it will take you a few clicks to make it happen. You can access the DNS records for all domains and subdomains hosted within your account from the Hepsia CP included 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, inputting the actual record value and saving the modification. If you have never added this type of record before, we have a Help section with a detailed video tutorial you can watch, or you can just contact us and we'll assist you with this task. If you have created a website using another company, 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, for instance Google Apps, all it takes is setting up a CNAME record with a couple of mouse clicks inside your Control Panel.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
You're going to be able to set up, modify and delete CNAME records easily with any one of our semi-dedicated server plans. The accounts are controlled through the custom Hepsia hosting CP, and in one of its sections you'll see all records for any domain address or subdomain which you have added in your account. To set up a new record, you only have to select the hostname that will be forwarded (domain/subdomain), type in where it is going to be forwarded to, choose the record type, that'll be CNAME in this case, and you will be all set. Even when you have never used a web hosting service before, our Control Panel is very easy to use, so you'll not have any troubles. We also have a short video and a detailed help article concerning how to set up a CNAME record, both of which are available in the exact same section of Hepsia. With this feature, you could easily use a domain hosted on our cutting edge cloud hosting platform for an Internet site created someplace else, create a custom webmail login address with any of your domain addresses, and more.