Setting up a CNAME record for any of the domain addresses or subdomains that you've got in the 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 forth, and will take the records of the domain name it is being redirected to. In this light, you simply can't create a CNAME record to direct your domain to a third-party company and retain a functional email service with the first hosting company. It is also essential to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words and not a number as it's frequently mistaken for the A record of the domain address being redirected. One of the primary uses of a CNAME record is to direct a domain which you own through one company to the servers of another provider in case you have set up a site with the latter. By doing this, the website will appear under your own domain name, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party company.
CNAME Records in Cloud Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which our company offers with each and every cloud hosting, will enable you to create CNAME records for every single domain or subdomain hosted inside the account with just a few mouse clicks. If you're not confident how to go about it, you should check the video tutorial available inside the Control Panel, read the in depth Help article on the subject, or simply contact us and we can help you 24/7, though it is not likely you'll experience any difficulties as all it takes to create a new CNAME record is to pick a domain/subdomain, type in the hostname you are forwarding to, and save the modification. The new record will be fully active within the hour. Using CNAME records enables you to have better control over your domain addresses and site content and our system is simple and intuitive enough to allow people with no previous experience to create such records with ease.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with every single one of our semi-dedicated server accounts, will enable you to set up a CNAME record with ease. In case you want to create a private URL for your emails, to forward a domain name to a subdomain within the account or to forward a domain name to another provider and use some third-party service which they provide, it won't require more than 3 mouse clicks to set up this kind of record. All DNS records for the domain addresses and subdomains hosted within the semi-dedicated account will be listed in a separate section in the CP, so once you're there, all you will have to do will be to pick the type of the record that you want to create and the hostname for which you are creating it, and then input the actual record text. For your convenience, you can watch a short video in the Control Panel on how to create a CNAME record or you can refer to the instructions in the help article, that's available in the DNS records section.