Setting up a CNAME record for any one of the domain addresses or subdomains that you have in a hosting account allows you to point 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 address it is being forwarded to. In this light, you simply can't create a CNAME record to point your domain name to a third-party company and keep a functional e-mail service with the first hosting company. It is also very important to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words rather than a number because it is often mistaken for the A record of the domain name being redirected. One of the major uses of a CNAME record is to point a domain name which you own through one provider to the servers of another provider if you have set up an Internet site with the latter. That way, the website will appear under your own domain address, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party provider.

CNAME Records in Cloud Web Hosting

If you have a cloud web hosting plan from our company and you wish to set up a CNAME record, it will take you a few clicks to get it done. You can access the DNS records for all domains and subdomains hosted within your account through the Hepsia CP included with each and every 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, you will discover a Help section with a detailed video tutorial which you can watch, or you can simply contact us and we'll help you with this task. If you have created an Internet site via 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 company, like Google Apps, all it takes is creating a CNAME record with a few mouse clicks within your Control Panel.