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

CNAME Records in Cloud Hosting

In case you have a cloud hosting plan through our company and you wish to create a CNAME record, it will take you just a few clicks to do it. You can access the DNS records for all domain addresses and subdomains hosted within your account via the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with each plan and adding a new record is as simple as clicking on a button, selecting the type, which will be CNAME in this case, typing the actual record value and saving the change. If you have never added this type of record before, you will find a Help section with a detailed video tutorial you can watch, or you can just contact us and we will assist you with this task. If you have created a website via another provider, you want to use a private URL for your webmail or you wish to designate a subdomain for use with the services of a different company, for instance Google Apps, all it takes is creating a CNAME record with a couple of mouse clicks inside your CP.