CNAME is the abbreviation for Canonical Name as against the popular thinking that it means a Custom Domain Name.
A CNAME in a way is an alias created as a record in the Domain Name System (DNS) that helps to differentiate services running on the same domain name via these alias records.
For example, the following are some of the common CNAMEs that you will see with most websites.
You can easily setup email accounts for your domains hosted under HostGator using the following simple steps.
cPanel Email accounts Setup
- Login to your HostGator cPanel. If you don’t know how to do it, please read our article on HostGator cPanel Login
- Click on the “Email Accounts” icon in the “Mail” section (Refer to Picture 1 below)
- Now select the domain name (if you have more than one domain hosted, that is) from the drop box, next type in an email account name, choose a password and verify it again. Next, you have to select the mailbox quota for this particular email account and hit “Create Account“. You are done! (Refer to Picture 2)
- You can now access cPanel webmail. To set up your HostGator domain email accounts for mail clients such as Microsoft Outlook or Eudora, please refer to the Related Articles section.
Your HostGator cPanel Webmail Login screen is accessed via the following URLs.
The above cPanel Web mail URL will work for any number of your domain names hosted under your HostGator shared hosting account. Just replace YourDomainName.com with your actual domain name.