Creating a CNAME record for each of the domains or subdomains that you've got within a hosting account will enable you to forward it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded domain address will lose all its records - A, MX etc, and will take the records of the domain address it's being redirected to. In this light, you simply can't create a CNAME record to direct your domain name to a third-party provider and maintain a functional email service with the first hosting provider. It is also essential to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words and never a number as it is generally wrongly identified as the A record of the domain name being forwarded. One of the main uses of a CNAME record is to forward a domain you own through one company to the servers of another provider if you have set up a site with the latter. By doing this, the site will appear under your own domain name, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party provider.
CNAME Records in Shared Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which our company offers with each and every Linux shared hosting package, will enable you to create CNAME records for any domain address or subdomain hosted within the account with several mouse clicks. If you're not sure how to go about it, you can check the video tutorial available within the Control Panel, read the comprehensive Help article on the subject, or simply contact us and we can help you 24/7, though it is not likely that you will experience any difficulties as all it takes to create a new CNAME record is to select a domain/subdomain, input the hostname that you're pointing to, and save the change. The new record is going to be fully active within the hour. Using CNAME records allows you to have better control over your domain addresses and site content and our system is simple and user-friendly enough to allow individuals with no previous experience to set up such records easily.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Managing DNS records usually appears to be a hard task to those with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with every Linux semi-dedicated hosting package that we offer, is quite simple to use. If you would like to create a CNAME record for any purpose, all that you have to do will be to select the domain address or subdomain you need, select the type of record, that will be CNAME in this case, then enter the value i.e. the domain or subdomain you are forwarding to. The process is very easy and you can create the record in the DNS Records section of the CP. Within the hour the new record is going to be 100 % active and within several hours it will propagate around the world. If you are not sure what you need to do, we have prepared an in depth help article and a short video tutorial concerning how to go about creating a CNAME record and they are both located within that very same section of Hepsia. Needless to say, you can also get in touch with us for help anytime.