Creating a CNAME record for any of the domains or subdomains you have in the hosting account will enable you to forward 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 address it is being directed to. In this light, you simply can't create a CNAME record to forward your domain to a third-party provider and keep a functional e-mail service with the first hosting company. It is also very important to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words rather than a number as it's commonly mistaken for the A record of the domain being forwarded. One of the major uses of a CNAME record is to direct a domain address that you own through one provider to the servers of some other company if you have set up a website with the latter. This way, the Internet site will appear under your own domain address, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party provider.
CNAME Records in Shared Hosting
If you have a shared hosting plan through our company and you wish to create a CNAME record, it'll take you a few mouse clicks to get it done. You can access the DNS records for all domain names and subdomains hosted inside your account through the Hepsia Control Panel offered with each and every plan and adding a new record is as basic as clicking on a button, selecting the type, which is CNAME in this case, entering the actual record value and saving the modification. If you have never added this sort of record before, you will find a Help section with a detailed video tutorial that you can watch, or you can just contact us and we'll aid you with this task. If you have set up a website through another company, 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, for example 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 seems to be a hard task to the people with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with each and every Linux semi-dedicated hosting which we offer, is extremely easy to use. If you would like to create a CNAME record for any purpose, all that you will need to do will be to pick the domain or subdomain you need, choose the type of record, which will be CNAME in this case, then input the value i.e. the domain address or subdomain you are forwarding to. The procedure is very easy and you can create 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 couple of hours it's going to propagate around the world. If you aren't sure what you have to do, we've prepared an in depth help article and a short video tutorial regarding how to go about creating a CNAME record and they are both situated in that very same section of Hepsia. Of course, you can also get in touch with us for assistance whenever you want.