Creating a CNAME record for each of the domains or subdomains you've got within a hosting account will enable you to redirect it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded domain will lose all of its records - A, MX and so on, and will take the records of the Internet domain it is being redirected to. In this light, you simply can't create a CNAME record to forward your domain to a third-party company and maintain a functional e-mail service with the first hosting company. Additionally, it is essential to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words rather than a number because it is generally wrongly identified as the A record of the domain name being redirected. One of the major uses of a CNAME record is to direct a domain name that you own through one company to the servers of another company in case you have set up a site with the latter. That way, the Internet site will appear under your own domain name, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party provider.
CNAME Records in Website Hosting
In case you have a website hosting plan through our company and you would like to create a CNAME record, it will take you only a few clicks to do it. You can access the DNS records for all domain addresses and subdomains hosted inside your account from the Hepsia CP included with every single plan and adding a new record is as easy as clicking on a button, picking out the type, that will be CNAME in this case, inputting the actual record value and saving the modification. In case you have never added this sort of record before, we have a Help section with a detailed video tutorial you can watch, or you can just contact us and we will aid you with this task. If you have set up a site through another company, you want to use a private URL for your webmail or you want to designate a subdomain to be used with the services of a different company, such as Google Apps, all it takes is creating a CNAME record with a couple of clicks inside your Control Panel.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each of our semi-dedicated server accounts, will allow you to create a CNAME record with ease. Whether you want to create a private URL for your emails, to redirect a domain name to a subdomain in the account or to forward a domain address to another provider and use some third-party service that they provide, it's not going to take you more than 3 mouse clicks to set up such a record. All DNS records for the domain addresses and subdomains hosted in the semi-dedicated account are going to be listed in a separate section in the CP, so once you are there, all that you will have to do will be to choose 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 convenience, you can watch a short video in the Control Panel concerning how to set up a CNAME record or you can follow the instructions in the help article, that is available in the DNS records section.