Setting up a CNAME record for any of the domain addresses or subdomains you've got within a hosting account allows you to point it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded Internet domain will lose all of its records - A, MX etc, and will take the records of the Internet domain it is being directed to. In this light, you can't create a CNAME record to forward your domain name to a third-party provider and keep 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 rather than a number because it is frequently confused with the A record of the domain address being forwarded. One of the primary uses of a CNAME record is to forward a domain name you own through one company to the servers of some other company in case you have created a site with the latter. That way, the Internet site will appear under your own domain address, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party provider.

CNAME Records in Cloud Hosting

If you have a cloud hosting plan from our company and you wish to set up a CNAME record, it'll take you just a few clicks to make it happen. You can access the DNS records for all domain addresses and subdomains hosted inside your account via the Hepsia Control Panel included with each plan and adding a new record is as simple as clicking on a button, picking out the type, that will be CNAME in this case, entering the actual record value and saving the modification. If you've never added this type 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 aid you with this task. If you have created an Internet site through another provider, 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 company, like Google Apps, all it takes is creating a CNAME record with a couple of clicks in your CP.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server through our company and you want to set up a CNAME record, it requires just a couple of clicks to complete this task. The plans are managed through our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel where you will find a section dedicated to the DNS records of the domains and subdomains hosted inside the account. To create a CNAME record, you'll simply have to choose the record type and the hostname (domain or subdomain), key in where the latter will be pointed to and save the modification. The new record will be active almost right away in our system and will propagate worldwide within several hours. Editing or deleting an existing CNAME record in the account is just as easy and takes a click. In the event you experience any problems, you can go through our in-depth help article, check out the short video on the topic that we have added in the Control Panel, or you can just contact us for help.