Creating a CNAME record for any of the domains or subdomains you have in the hosting account will permit you to redirect it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded domain address will lose all its records - A, MX and so on, and will take the records of the Internet domain it's being redirected to. In this light, you can't set up a CNAME record to direct your domain name to a third-party company and retain a functional email service with the first hosting company. Also, it is very important to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words rather than a number as it is commonly wrongly identified as the A record of the domain being redirected. One of the major uses of a CNAME record is to point a domain which you own through one company to the servers of another company assuming you have created a site with the latter. That way, the site will appear under your own domain address, 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 create a CNAME record, it will take you only a few mouse clicks to do it. You can access the DNS records for all domain names and subdomains hosted inside your account via the Hepsia Control Panel included with each plan and adding a new record is as basic as clicking on a button, choosing the type, that will be CNAME in this case, inputting the actual record value and saving the modification. If you have never added this type 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'll assist you with this task. If you have set up a website using another provider, 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, such as Google Apps, all it takes is creating a CNAME record with a few clicks inside your CP.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
You will be able to create, edit and delete CNAME records easily with any of our semi-dedicated server plans. The accounts are handled via the custom Hepsia hosting CP, and in one of its sections you'll see all records for any domain address or subdomain that you have added in your account. To create a new record, you just have to select the hostname which will be forwarded (domain/subdomain), enter where it is going to be forwarded to, pick the record type, that'll be CNAME in this case, and you're going to be ready. Even when you have never used a web hosting service before, our Control Panel is incredibly easy to use, so you'll not have any problems. We also have a short video and an in-depth help article concerning how to create a CNAME record, both of which are located in the same section of Hepsia. With this feature, you can easily use a domain address hosted on our innovative cloud hosting platform for an Internet site created elsewhere, set up a custom webmail login address with any of your domain addresses, and more.