Creating a CNAME record for any one of the domains or subdomains you've got within a hosting account will allow you to forward it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded domain will lose all of its records - A, MX and so forth, and will take the records of the domain name it's being forwarded to. In this light, you can't create a CNAME record to direct your domain name to a third-party company and retain a functional e-mail service with the first hosting company. It is also important to note that a CNAME record is always a string of words rather than a number as it is generally wrongly identified as the A record of the Internet domain being redirected. One of the main uses of a CNAME record is to direct a domain name you own through one company to the servers of some other company assuming you have created a site with the latter. That way, the Internet site will appear under your own domain name, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party provider.

CNAME Records in Cloud Hosting

If you have a cloud hosting plan through our company and you wish to set up a CNAME record, it will take you a few mouse clicks to make it happen. You can access the DNS records for all domains and subdomains hosted within your account via the Hepsia CP offered with every single plan and adding a new record is as simple as clicking on a button, selecting the type, which will be CNAME in this case, entering the actual record value and saving the change. If you've never added this sort of record before, you will discover a Help section with a detailed video tutorial that you can watch, or you can just contact us and we'll help you with this task. If you have built an Internet site through another company, 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 provider, such as Google Apps, all it takes is creating a CNAME record with a few mouse clicks within your Control Panel.