Creating a CNAME record for each 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 domain name will lose all of its records - A, MX and so forth, and will take the records of the Internet domain it's being redirected to. In this light, you cannot set up a CNAME record to direct your domain name to a third-party provider and keep a functional email service with the first hosting company. Additionally, it is very important to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words and not a number as it is generally wrongly identified as the A record of the domain name being redirected. One of the primary uses of a CNAME record is to direct a domain name which you own through one company to the servers of some other provider if you have created a website with the latter. That way, the website will appear under your own domain name, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party provider.
CNAME Records in Web Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which our company offers with each and every Linux web hosting package, will allow you to set up CNAME records for every single domain address or subdomain hosted within the account with only a few clicks. If you are not sure how to go about it, you can check the video tutorial available within the CP, read the detailed Help article on the subject, or you can simply contact us and we can help you 24/7, though it is not likely you'll experience any issues as all it takes to set up a new CNAME record is to choose a domain/subdomain, type the hostname that you're redirecting to, and save the change. The new record is going to be fully active within the hour. Using CNAME records permits you to have better control over your domains and site content and our system is simple and user-friendly enough to allow people who have no previous experience to create this sort of records easily.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Managing DNS records usually appears to be a challenging task to the people with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with every semi-dedicated hosting that we provide, is quite simple to use. If you need to create a CNAME record for any purpose, all that you have to do will be to choose the domain name or subdomain that you need, select the type of record, which will be CNAME in this case, then input the value i.e. the domain or subdomain you are forwarding to. The process is quite easy and you can create the record in the DNS Records section of the CP. Within the hour the new record will be fully active and within a couple of hours it will propagate around the world. If you aren't sure what you need to 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 situated in that very same section of Hepsia. Of course, you can also get in touch with us for help at any moment.