Setting up a CNAME record for any of the domain addresses or subdomains you have in the hosting account will allow you to direct it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded domain address 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 set up a CNAME record to redirect your domain name to a third-party provider and maintain a working email service with the first hosting provider. It's also important to note that a CNAME record is always a string of words and not a number as it's commonly confused with the A record of the domain being redirected. One of the main uses of a CNAME record is to point a domain address you own through one company to the servers of another company in case you have created a website with the latter. This way, the site will appear under your own domain, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party provider.
CNAME Records in Cloud Hosting
The Hepsia hosting CP, which we provide with each and every cloud plan, will enable you to create CNAME records for every single domain or subdomain hosted inside the account with only a few clicks. If you're not certain 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 you can simply contact us and we will help you 24/7, even though it is unlikely you'll experience any difficulties as all it takes to create a new CNAME record is to select a domain/subdomain, type in the hostname you are pointing to, and save the change. The new record will be fully active within the hour. Using CNAME records allows you to have better control over your domain names and site content and our system is simple and user-friendly enough to allow people who have no previous experience to create this kind of records effortlessly.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
You're going to be able to create, edit and delete CNAME records really easy with all of our semi-dedicated server plans. The accounts are controlled from the custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel, and in one of its sections you will see all records for any domain address or subdomain which you have added in your account. To set up a new record, you need to select the hostname that'll be forwarded (domain/subdomain), type where it will be forwarded to, choose the record type, which will be CNAME in this case, and you are going to be all set. In case you have never used a web hosting service before, our Control Panel is very easy to use, so you'll not have any troubles. We also have a short video and a detailed help article concerning how to create a CNAME record, both of which are located in the same section of Hepsia. With this function, you could easily use a domain name hosted on our cutting edge cloud hosting platform for a site created someplace else, set up a custom webmail login address with any of your domain names, plus much more.