Creating a CNAME record for any of the domain addresses or subdomains that you've got in a hosting account will allow you to point it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded domain will lose all of its records - A, MX etc, and will take the records of the domain name it is being directed to. In this light, you simply can't set up a CNAME record to forward your domain to a third-party provider and keep a functional e-mail service with the first provider. It is also very important to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words and never a number because it is regularly wrongly identified as the A record of the domain address being forwarded. One of the primary uses of a CNAME record is to point a domain address which you own through one company to the servers of some other company if you have set up a site with the latter. In this way, the website will appear under your own domain address, 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 want to create a CNAME record, it will take you only 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 CP that comes with every single plan and adding a new record is as basic as clicking on a button, selecting the type, which is CNAME in this case, entering the actual record value and saving the modification. In case you have never added this sort of record before, you will discover a Help section with a detailed video tutorial which you can watch, or you can just contact us and we will assist you with this task. If you have created an Internet site via 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 company, like Google Apps, all it takes is creating a CNAME record with a couple of clicks within your CP.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server from our company and you want to create a CNAME record, it will take no more than a couple of clicks to complete this task. The plans are managed via our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel where you will discover a section committed to the DNS records of the domain names and subdomains hosted within the account. To set up a CNAME record, you'll only have to select the record type and the hostname (domain or subdomain), type where the latter is going to be pointed to and save the change. The new record will be active almost immediately in our system and will propagate worldwide within several hours. Changing or deleting an existing CNAME record inside the account is equally simple and takes a click. If you experience any troubles, you can go through our detailed help article, see the short video on the subject that we have added in the CP, or just contact us for assistance.