Setting up a CNAME record for each of the domain names or subdomains you've got within a hosting account will enable you to forward it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded domain will lose all of its records - A, MX and so forth, and will take the records of the Internet domain it is being pointed to. In this light, you simply can't set up a CNAME record to forward your domain name to a third-party provider 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 and not a number as it is regularly confused with the A record of the domain address being forwarded. One of the major uses of a CNAME record is to forward a domain name you own through one provider to the servers of another provider assuming you have created a website with the latter. That way, the site will appear under your own domain address, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party provider.

CNAME Records in Website Hosting

If you have a website hosting plan from our company and you would like to create a CNAME record, it'll take you just a few clicks to get it done. You can access the DNS records for all domain names and subdomains hosted within your account through the Hepsia CP offered with each and every plan and adding a new record is as basic as clicking on a button, selecting the type, which will be CNAME in this case, inputting the actual record value and saving the change. If you've never added such a 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 help you with this task. If you have created a site via 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 provider, for instance Google Apps, all it takes is setting up a CNAME record with a few mouse clicks in your CP.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server through our company and you would like to set up a CNAME record, it will take just a few clicks to complete this task. The plans are handled using our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel in which you will discover a section devoted to the DNS records of the domains and subdomains hosted in the account. To set up a CNAME record, you will only have to choose the record type and the hostname (domain or subdomain), input where the latter will be redirected to and save the change. The new record will be active almost immediately in our system and will propagate worldwide within several hours. Modifying or deleting an existing CNAME record in the account is just as simple and takes a click. In case you experience any troubles, you can go through our comprehensive help article, watch the short video on the topic that we have added in the Control Panel, or you can just contact us for help.