Creating a CNAME record for each of the domain addresses or subdomains you have within a hosting account will enable you to direct it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded Internet domain will lose all its records - A, MX and so forth, and will take the records of the Internet domain it's being pointed to. In this light, you simply can't create a CNAME record to redirect your domain to a third-party company and maintain a working email service with the first provider. It's also very important to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words and never a number because it is commonly mistaken for the A record of the domain name being forwarded. One of the main uses of a CNAME record is to point a domain that you own through one provider to the servers of some other provider assuming you have set up a site with the latter. That way, the site will appear under your own domain name, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party company.
CNAME Records in Cloud Website Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which we provide with each and every cloud website hosting service, will enable you to create CNAME records for every single domain address or subdomain hosted inside the account with several mouse clicks. If you're not confident how to go about it, you should check the video tutorial that's available within the CP, read the in depth Help article on the subject, or just simply contact us and we will help you 24/7, though it is not likely that you'll experience any difficulties as all it takes to set up a new CNAME record is to pick a domain/subdomain, type the hostname you're pointing to, and save the change. The new record will be fully active within the hour. Using CNAME records permits you to have better control over your domain addresses and site content and our system is simple and intuitive enough to allow people who have no previous experience to create this kind of records with ease.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with every one of our semi-dedicated server accounts, will permit you to set up a CNAME record easily. In case you want to create a private URL for your e-mails, to forward a domain to a subdomain inside the account or to forward a domain to another company and use some third-party service which they provide, it's not going to take you more than three mouse clicks to set up this kind of record. All DNS records for the domain addresses and subdomains hosted inside the semi-dedicated account are going to be listed in a separate section in the Control Panel, so when you are there, all that 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 see a short video within the CP on how to set up a CNAME record or you can refer to the instructions in the help article, which is available in the DNS records section.