Setting up a CNAME record for any one of the domain names or subdomains you have within a hosting account will allow you to direct 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 domain name it's being pointed to. In this light, you simply can't create a CNAME record to point your domain name to a third-party company and maintain a working email service with the first hosting company. Additionally, it is important to note that a CNAME record is always a string of words and never a number as it's generally confused with the A record of the domain name being forwarded. One of the main uses of a CNAME record is to point a domain address you own through one provider to the servers of some other company in case you have created a website with the latter. This way, the website will appear under your own domain address, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party provider.

CNAME Records in Website Hosting

If you have a website hosting plan from our company and you want to set up a CNAME record, it'll take you only a few clicks to make it happen. You can access the DNS records for all domains and subdomains hosted inside your account from the Hepsia CP included with each plan and adding a new record is as basic as clicking on a button, choosing the type, that will be CNAME in this case, inputting the actual record value and saving the change. In case you have never added such a record before, you will find a Help section with a detailed video tutorial which you can watch, or you can simply contact us and we'll assist 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 to be used with the services of a different provider, like Google Apps, all it takes is creating a CNAME record with a few clicks within your CP.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with every single one of our semi-dedicated server accounts, will enable you to set up a CNAME record without difficulty. When you want to create a private URL for your e-mails, to point a domain to a subdomain inside the account or to forward a domain to another provider and use some third-party service which they provide, it won't take you more than 3 clicks to set up this type of 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 once you're there, all 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 benefit, you can watch a short video inside the CP concerning how to set up a CNAME record or you can follow the instructions in the help article, that is available in the DNS records section.