Creating a CNAME record for any one of the domain names or subdomains that you've got within a hosting account will enable you to point it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded domain name will lose all of its records - A, MX etc, and will take the records of the Internet domain it's being directed to. In this light, you cannot create a CNAME record to direct your domain to a third-party provider and retain a functional email service with the first provider. Additionally, it is important to note that a CNAME record is always a string of words rather than a number as it's frequently mistaken for the A record of the domain address being redirected. One of the main 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 website with the latter. In this way, the site will appear under your own domain name, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party company.

CNAME Records in Shared Hosting

The Hepsia hosting CP, which we offer with each and every Linux shared hosting, will allow you to create CNAME records for every single domain or subdomain hosted inside the account with just a few mouse clicks. If you are not confident how to go about it, you should check the video tutorial that's available within the Control Panel, read the in depth Help article on the subject, or just simply contact us and we will help you 24/7, although it is not likely that you will experience any difficulties as all it takes to create a new CNAME record is to choose a domain/subdomain, type the hostname you're forwarding 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 domains and website content and our system is simple and intuitive enough to allow people with no previous experience to set up such records effortlessly.