Creating a CNAME record for any of the domain names or subdomains you have in a hosting account will permit you to point it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded domain name will lose all its records - A, MX and so on, and will take the records of the domain name it's being forwarded to. In this light, you simply can't create a CNAME record to point your domain name to a third-party provider and keep a working e-mail service with the first hosting provider. Additionally, it is essential to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words and never a number as it is regularly wrongly identified as the A record of the domain name being redirected. One of the primary uses of a CNAME record is to point a domain name which you own through one company to the servers of another company assuming you have set up a site with the latter. That way, the website will appear under your own domain address, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party company.
CNAME Records in Shared Hosting
Creating a CNAME record through our shared plans is very simple. Our in-house built Hepsia CP features a section committed to the DNS records of your domains, so you can create a new CNAME record for any domain or subdomain hosted in your account in only a few simple steps. You can find a video tutorial inside the same section in which you can see the process first-hand. This feature provides you with a variety of opportunities - if you build a company site on our end, as an illustration, the staff can use their emails with the company domain name, not with the address of our mail server. If you want to create an Internet site through a different provider that offers online web design services, you can easily redirect a domain address hosted here and use it for the site. Last, but not least, in case you have an on-line store and you have a billing system for http://your-domain.com and/or an SSL certificate, you'll be able to set up a CNAME record for the www subdomain and point it to the main domain, so all your clients are going to be forwarded to a secure URL.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Managing DNS records usually seems to be a challenging task to those with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each semi-dedicated hosting plan which we offer, is very simple to use. If you want to set up a CNAME record for any purpose, all you need to do will be to select the domain name or subdomain you need, choose the type of record, that will be CNAME in this case, then type in the value i.e. the domain or subdomain you are forwarding to. The process is very simple and you can set up the record in the DNS Records section of the Control Panel. Within the hour the new record will be 100 % active and within a few hours it is going to propagate all over the world. If you are not sure what you have to do, we have prepared a detailed help article and a short video tutorial on how to go about creating a CNAME record and they are both located in that same section of Hepsia. Needless to say, you can also get in touch with us for help whenever you want.