Setting up a CNAME record for any of the domains or subdomains you have in the hosting account will allow you to point it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded domain address will lose all 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 cannot set up a CNAME record to forward your domain name to a third-party provider and retain a functional e-mail service with the first provider. It's also essential to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words rather than a number as it's commonly confused with the A record of the domain name being redirected. One of the major uses of a CNAME record is to forward a domain name which you own through one provider to the servers of some other company if you have set up a website with the latter. In this way, the website will appear under your own domain, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party company.
CNAME Records in Cloud Web Hosting
If you have a cloud web hosting plan from our company and you would like to create a CNAME record, it'll take you only a few clicks to do it. You can access the DNS records for all domains and subdomains hosted inside your account through the Hepsia CP offered with every single plan and adding a new record is as basic as clicking on a button, selecting 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, we have a Help section with a detailed video tutorial that you can watch, or you can simply contact us and we will aid you with this task. If you have set up a website via another provider, you want to use a private URL for your webmail or you want 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 few clicks in your Control Panel.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with every single one of our semi-dedicated server accounts, will permit you to set up a CNAME record easily. Whether you want to create a private URL for your e-mails, to point a domain address to a subdomain within the account or to forward a domain to another company and use some third-party service that they provide, it will not require more than 3 clicks to create such a record. All DNS records for the domains and subdomains hosted within the semi-dedicated account will be listed in a separate section in the Control Panel, so when 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 input the actual record text. For your convenience, you can see a short video within the Control Panel about how to create a CNAME record or you can refer to the instructions in the help article, that is available in the DNS records section.