Creating a CNAME record for any of the domain names or subdomains that you've got within a hosting account will allow 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 it is being directed to. In this light, you cannot create a CNAME record to point your domain name to a third-party company and retain a functional e-mail service with the first hosting provider. It's also essential to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words and not a number as it is frequently wrongly identified as the A record of the domain 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 when you have created an Internet site with the latter. In this way, the site will appear under your own domain name, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party company.

CNAME Records in Shared Website Hosting

In case you have a shared website hosting plan through our company and you wish to create a CNAME record, it'll take you just a few mouse clicks to make it happen. You can access the DNS records for all domain addresses and subdomains hosted within your account via the Hepsia CP that comes with each and every plan and adding a new record is as easy as clicking on a button, selecting the type, that will be CNAME in this case, entering the actual record value and saving the modification. If you have never added this sort of record before, you will find a Help section with a detailed video tutorial you can watch, or you can simply contact us and we will assist you with this task. If you have set up an Internet site via another company, you want to use a private URL for your webmail or you would like to designate a subdomain for use with the services of a different provider, for instance 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

Managing DNS records usually seems a challenging task to those with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with each semi-dedicated hosting plan that we provide, is very simple to use. If you want to create a CNAME record for any purpose, all you need to do will be to pick the domain name or subdomain that you need, select the type of record, that will be CNAME in this case, then type the value i.e. the domain or subdomain you are forwarding to. The procedure is very simple and you can set up the record in the DNS Records section of the CP. Within the hour the new record will be completely active and within a few hours it will propagate all over the world. If you're not sure what you need to do, we've prepared a detailed help article and a short video tutorial on how to go about creating a CNAME record and they're both located within that same section of Hepsia. Naturally, you can also get in touch with us for help anytime.