Setting up a CNAME record for any one of the domain names or subdomains you've got in the hosting account will allow 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 domain it's being redirected to. In this light, you cannot create a CNAME record to forward your domain to a third-party provider and retain a working email service with the first hosting provider. It's also important to note that a CNAME record is always a string of words rather than a number as it's often mistaken for the A record of the Internet domain being redirected. One of the main uses of a CNAME record is to forward a domain address which you own through one provider to the servers of some other company when you have set up an Internet site with the latter. In this way, the site will appear under your own domain, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party provider.
CNAME Records in Shared Hosting
In case you have a shared hosting
plan through our company and you would like to create a CNAME record, it'll take you a few mouse clicks to make it happen. You can access the DNS records for all domains and subdomains hosted within your account through the Hepsia CP offered with each and every plan and adding a new record is as easy 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've never added this kind of record before, we have a Help section with a detailed video tutorial that you can watch, or you can simply contact us and we'll help you with this task. If you have set up a site using another provider, you want to use a private URL for your webmail or you wish to designate a subdomain for use with the services of a different company, like Google Apps, all it takes is setting up a CNAME record with a couple of mouse clicks inside your CP.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Managing DNS records usually appears to be a hard task to those with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with every Linux semi-dedicated hosting
we offer, is very easy to use. If you would like to set up a CNAME record for any purpose, all you have to do will be to pick the domain name or subdomain that you need, select the type of record, which will be CNAME in this case, then type in the value i.e. the domain address or subdomain you are forwarding to. The procedure is very simple and you can set up the record in the DNS Records section of the Control Panel. Within the hour the new record is going to be 100 % active and within a few hours it is going to propagate worldwide. If you aren't sure what you need to do, we've prepared a detailed help article and a short video tutorial regarding how to go about creating a CNAME record and they are both located in that very same section of Hepsia. Needless to say, you can also get in touch with us for assistance anytime.