Creating a CNAME record for any of the domains or subdomains that you have within a hosting account will allow you to redirect it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded domain will lose all its records - A, MX and so on, and will take the records of the domain it's being forwarded to. In this light, you simply can't set up a CNAME record to point your domain name to a third-party company and retain a working e-mail service with the first provider. It's also essential to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words rather than a number as it's commonly mistaken for the A record of the domain name being redirected. One of the primary uses of a CNAME record is to point a domain which you own through one provider to the servers of some other company assuming you have set up an Internet site with the latter. In this way, the site will appear under your own domain, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party provider.
CNAME Records in Shared Website Hosting
The Hepsia hosting CP, which our company offers with each and every Linux shared website hosting package, will allow you to create CNAME records for every domain or subdomain hosted inside the account with just a few mouse clicks. If you are not confident how to go about it, you can check the video tutorial that's available within the CP, read the detailed Help article on the subject, or just simply contact us and we can help you 24/7, though it is not likely that you'll experience any problems as all it takes to set up a new CNAME record is to choose a domain/subdomain, input the hostname you are forwarding to, and save the modification. The new record will be fully active within the hour. Using CNAME records allows you to have better control over your domains and website content and our system is simple and user-friendly enough to allow people with no previous experience to create this kind of records effortlessly.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Managing DNS records usually seems to be a tough task to people with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with each semi-dedicated hosting package that we offer, is very simple to use. If you want to create a CNAME record for any purpose, all you need to do will be to choose the domain name or subdomain that you need, pick the type of record, which will be CNAME in this case, then type in the value i.e. the domain address or subdomain you are forwarding to. The process is quite easy and you can create the record in the DNS Records section of the Control Panel. Within the hour the new record will be completely active and within several hours it will propagate all over the world. If you aren't sure what you should do, we've prepared a comprehensive help article and a short video tutorial concerning how to go about creating a CNAME record and they are both located in that same section of Hepsia. Of course, you can also get in touch with us for assistance at any moment.