Creating a CNAME record for any of the domain addresses or subdomains that you've got in the hosting account allows you to redirect it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded domain will lose all of its records - A, MX and so on, and will take the records of the domain name it is being directed to. In this light, you simply can't create a CNAME record to redirect your domain to a third-party provider and keep a working e-mail service with the first hosting company. It's also very important to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words and never a number as it's often mistaken for the A record of the domain being redirected. One of the primary uses of a CNAME record is to point a domain that you own through one company to the servers of another company in case you have created a website with the latter. By doing this, the Internet site will appear under your own domain address, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party company.
CNAME Records in Cloud Hosting
The Hepsia hosting CP, which we offer with each and every cloud hosting, allows you to set up CNAME records for every domain or subdomain hosted inside the account with only a few mouse clicks. If you aren't confident how to go about it, you should check the video tutorial available inside the CP, read the detailed Help article on the subject, or just simply contact us and we can assist you 24/7, although it is not likely that you'll experience any troubles as all it takes to set up a new CNAME record is to choose 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 permits 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 sort of 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, allows you to create a CNAME record without difficulty. If you want to create a private URL for your e-mails, to point a domain to a subdomain in the account or to forward a domain name to another company and use some third-party service which they provide, it's not going to take you more than three clicks to create such a record. All DNS records for the domain names and subdomains hosted within the semi-dedicated account will be listed in a separate section in the Control Panel, so once you are there, all that you will have to do will be to select the type of the record that you want to set up 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 CP about how to set up a CNAME record or you can follow the instructions in the help article, which is available in the DNS records section.