Creating a CNAME record for each of the domain addresses or subdomains you've got in the hosting account allows 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 name it's being directed to. In this light, you can't create a CNAME record to direct your domain name to a third-party provider and keep a working email service with the first hosting provider. It's also very important to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words and never a number as it's commonly mistaken for the A record of the domain being redirected. One of the major uses of a CNAME record is to point a domain address that you own through one provider to the servers of another company if you have created an Internet site with the latter. This way, the Internet site will appear under your own domain address, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party company.
CNAME Records in Cloud Web Hosting
In case you have a cloud web hosting plan from our company and you wish to set up 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 inside your account from the Hepsia CP that comes with every single plan and adding a new record is as simple as clicking on a button, choosing the type, that will be CNAME in this case, typing the actual record value and saving the change. If you have never added this type of record before, you will find a Help section with a detailed video tutorial that you can watch, or you can simply contact us and we'll aid you with this task. If you have built 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, such as Google Apps, all it takes is setting up a CNAME record with a couple of mouse clicks inside your Control Panel.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You're going to be able to create, change and delete CNAME records really easy with any one of our semi-dedicated server plans. The accounts are controlled from the custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel, and in one of its sections you will see all records for any domain name or subdomain you have added in your account. To set up a new record, you have to choose the hostname that'll be forwarded (domain/subdomain), input where it will be forwarded to, select the record type, which will be CNAME in this case, and you will be ready. Even if you have never used a web hosting service before, our CP is incredibly intuitive to use, so you will not have any difficulties. We also have a short video and a detailed help article on how to create a CNAME record, both of which can be found in the exact same section of Hepsia. With this feature, you could easily use a domain name hosted on our revolutionary cloud hosting platform for a website created someplace else, set up a custom webmail login address with any of your domain addresses, and much more.