Setting up a CNAME record for any of the domains or subdomains that you have in the hosting account allows you to point it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded domain will lose all its records - A, MX and so forth, and will take the records of the Internet domain it is being redirected to. In this light, you can't create a CNAME record to point your domain to a third-party company and keep a functional e-mail service with the first provider. It is also very important to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words and not a number as it's generally confused with the A record of the domain being redirected. One of the major uses of a CNAME record is to direct a domain name which you own through one provider to the servers of another provider when you have set up a website with the latter. By doing this, the website will appear under your own domain address, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party provider.

CNAME Records in Web Hosting

If you have a web hosting plan from our company and you want to set up a CNAME record, it will take you only a few mouse clicks to do it. You can access the DNS records for all domain addresses and subdomains hosted inside your account from the Hepsia CP included with every single plan and adding a new record is as simple as clicking on a button, choosing the type, which will be CNAME in this case, inputting the actual record value and saving the modification. In case you have never added such a record before, you will discover a Help section with a detailed video tutorial that you can watch, or you can simply contact us and we will help you with this task. If you have built a site via another provider, you want to use a private URL for your webmail or you want to designate a subdomain to be used with the services of a different provider, for instance Google Apps, all it takes is creating a CNAME record with a few mouse clicks inside your Control Panel.