Setting up a CNAME record for any one of the domain addresses or subdomains you have in the hosting account will allow you to direct it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded domain name will lose all of its records - A, MX etc, and will take the records of the Internet domain it is being directed to. In this light, you simply can't create a CNAME record to direct your domain name to a third-party company and retain a functional email service with the first provider. It is also essential to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words and never a number because it is often wrongly identified as the A record of the domain address being redirected. One of the primary uses of a CNAME record is to direct a domain name you own through one provider to the servers of another provider in case you have created a website with the latter. In this way, the website will appear under your own domain address, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party provider.

CNAME Records in Hosting

In case you have a hosting plan from our company and you wish to set up a CNAME record, it will take you just a few clicks to make it happen. You can access the DNS records for all domain names and subdomains hosted inside your account through the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with every single plan and adding a new record is as easy as clicking on a button, selecting the type, that will be CNAME in this case, inputting the actual record value and saving the modification. If you have never added such a record before, we have a Help section with a detailed video tutorial you can watch, or you can simply contact us and we will help 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 company, for example Google Apps, all it takes is creating a CNAME record with a couple of mouse clicks within your CP.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You'll be able to set up, modify and delete CNAME records easily with all of our semi-dedicated server plans. The accounts are controlled using the custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel, and in one of its sections you'll see all records for any domain name or subdomain that you've added in your account. To create a new record, you only have to pick the hostname which will be forwarded (domain/subdomain), enter where it will be forwarded to, choose the record type, that will be CNAME in this case, and you are going to be all set. Even if you haven't used a web hosting service before, our Control Panel is extremely easy to use, so you will not have any difficulties. We also have a short video and a detailed help article regarding how to create a CNAME record, both of which could be found in the same section of Hepsia. With this function, you can easily use a domain name hosted on our revolutionary cloud hosting platform for a website created elsewhere, set up a custom webmail login address with any of your domain names, and a lot more.

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