Setting up a CNAME record for each of the domain names or subdomains you have in a hosting account will permit you to forward it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded domain address will lose all of its records - A, MX and so on, and will take the records of the domain name it's being pointed to. In this light, you cannot set up a CNAME record to point your domain name to a third-party provider and retain a working email service with the first provider. Additionally, it is very important to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words and never a number as it is often confused with the A record of the domain being redirected. One of the major uses of a CNAME record is to forward a domain name you own through one company to the servers of another provider assuming you have set up an Internet site with the latter. By doing this, the website will appear under your own domain, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party company.

CNAME Records in Cloud Web Hosting

In case you have a cloud web hosting plan from our company and you would like to set up a CNAME record, it'll take you a few mouse clicks to get it done. 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, which will be CNAME in this case, inputting the actual record value and saving the change. In case you have never added this kind of record before, you will find a Help section with a detailed video tutorial that you can watch, or you can simply contact us and we will assist you with this task. If you have set up a site via another provider, you want to use a private URL for your webmail or you would like to designate a subdomain for use with the services of a different company, for example Google Apps, all it takes is setting up a CNAME record with a few clicks inside your Control Panel.