Setting up a CNAME record for each of the domains or subdomains you've got within a 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 forth, and will take the records of the domain address it is being forwarded to. In this light, you simply can't create a CNAME record to point your domain to a third-party company and retain a functional email service with the first hosting provider. Also, it is important to note 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 address being forwarded. One of the major uses of a CNAME record is to direct a domain address you own through one provider to the servers of some other provider assuming you have created a site with the latter. This way, the Internet site will appear under your own domain address, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party company.

CNAME Records in Website Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which we provide with each and every Linux website hosting, will enable you to create CNAME records for any domain address or subdomain hosted in the account with just a few mouse clicks. If you aren't confident how to go about it, you can check out the video tutorial available in the CP, read the comprehensive Help article on the subject, or you can simply contact us and we will help you 24/7, even though it is not likely you'll experience any troubles as all it takes to set up a new CNAME record is to select a domain/subdomain, enter the hostname you're redirecting to, and save the change. The new record will be fully active within the hour. Using CNAME records permits you to have better control of your domain names and website content and our system is simple and user-friendly enough to allow individuals with no previous experience to create this sort of records with ease.