Creating a CNAME record for each of the domains or subdomains you have in a hosting account allows you to direct it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded domain name will lose all of its records - A, MX and so on, and will take the records of the domain it is being forwarded to. In this light, you can't create a CNAME record to forward your domain to a third-party provider and retain a working email service with the first provider. It's also important to note that a CNAME record is always a string of words rather than a number because it is often wrongly identified as the A record of the domain name being redirected. One of the main uses of a CNAME record is to forward a domain that you own through one company to the servers of some other provider when you have set up a website with the latter. This way, the site will appear under your own domain address, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party provider.

CNAME Records in Shared Website Hosting

If you have a shared website hosting plan through our company and you would like to create a CNAME record, it'll take you only a few mouse clicks to make it happen. You can access the DNS records for all domain names and subdomains hosted inside your account via the Hepsia Control Panel offered with each plan and adding a new record is as basic as clicking on a button, choosing the type, which is CNAME in this case, entering the actual record value and saving the change. If you've never added this kind of record before, we have a Help section with a detailed video tutorial you can watch, or you can just contact us and we will help you with this task. If you have built an Internet site using another company, you want to use a private URL for your webmail or you wish to designate a subdomain to be used with the services of a different provider, such as Google Apps, all it takes is creating a CNAME record with a couple of mouse clicks within your CP.