Setting up a CNAME record for each of the domains or subdomains you've got in the hosting account will permit you to redirect it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded Internet domain will lose all its records - A, MX and so forth, and will take the records of the domain name it's being forwarded to. In this light, you cannot create a CNAME record to point your domain to a third-party company and keep a functional email service with the first hosting company. It's 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 main uses of a CNAME record is to point a domain name you own through one provider to the servers of another provider when you have set up a site with the latter. This way, the site will appear under your own domain, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party provider.
CNAME Records in Shared Hosting
In case you have a shared hosting
plan from our company and you wish to set up a CNAME record, it'll take you a few mouse clicks to make it happen. You can access the DNS records for all domains and subdomains hosted inside your account through 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, entering the actual record value and saving the change. If you have never added this sort 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'll assist you with this task. If you have created a site through another company, 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, like Google Apps, all it takes is setting up a CNAME record with a couple of clicks within your CP.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with each of our semi-dedicated server
accounts, allows you to set up a CNAME record effortlessly. When you want to create a private URL for your emails, to point a domain address to a subdomain within the account or to forward a domain to another provider and use some third-party service that they provide, it's not going to take you more than three clicks to create this kind of record. All DNS records for the domains 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 enter the actual record text. For your benefit, you can see a short video within the CP regarding how to set up a CNAME record or you can follow the instructions in the help article, that's available in the DNS records section.