Creating a CNAME record for each of the domains or subdomains you have in a hosting account will permit you to forward it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded domain address will lose all of its records - A, MX etc, and will take the records of the domain name it's being pointed to. In this light, you simply can't set up a CNAME record to point your domain to a third-party company and keep a working e-mail service with the first hosting provider. It's also very important to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words and never a number as it's frequently wrongly identified as the A record of the domain address being redirected. One of the major uses of a CNAME record is to forward a domain that you own through one provider to the servers of some other provider if you have created an Internet site with the latter. By doing this, the Internet site will appear under your own domain, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party company.
CNAME Records in Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which we offer with each and every hosting service, will permit you to set up CNAME records for any domain name or subdomain hosted in the account with just a few mouse clicks. If you're not sure how to go about it, you should check the video tutorial that is available inside the Control Panel, read the detailed Help article on the subject, or simply contact us and we can assist you 24/7, though it is not likely you'll experience any difficulties as all it takes to set up a new CNAME record is to select a domain/subdomain, type in the hostname you're redirecting 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 names 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 effortlessly.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with every one of our semi-dedicated server accounts, will allow you to set up a CNAME record easily. If you want to create a private URL for your emails, to redirect a domain to a subdomain in the account or to forward a domain to another provider and use some third-party service that they provide, it won't take you more than 3 clicks to set up this sort of record. All DNS records for the domain addresses and subdomains hosted within the semi-dedicated account are going to be listed in a separate section in the CP, so once you're there, all you will have to do will be to select the type of the record that you want to create and the hostname for which you are creating it, and then enter the actual record text. For your benefit, you can see a short video inside the Control Panel concerning how to set up a CNAME record or you can follow the instructions in the help article, that is available in the DNS records section.