Creating a CNAME record for any one of the domains or subdomains you've got in a hosting account will allow you to redirect it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded domain address will lose all its records - A, MX and so forth, and will take the records of the domain it is being forwarded to. In this light, you cannot create a CNAME record to point your domain name to a third-party provider and keep a working email service with the first provider. It is also important to note that a CNAME record is always a string of words and never a number because it is generally wrongly identified as the A record of the domain address being redirected. One of the primary uses of a CNAME record is to forward a domain name which you own through one company to the servers of another company if you have created a site with the latter. This way, the Internet site will appear under your own domain name, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party provider.

CNAME Records in Shared Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which we provide with each and every Linux shared package, will permit you to create CNAME records for every domain address or subdomain hosted within the account with several clicks. If you're not absolutely sure how to go about it, you should check the video tutorial available inside the Control Panel, read the detailed Help article on the subject, or just simply contact us and we can assist you 24/7, though it is unlikely that you will experience any problems as all it takes to create a new CNAME record is to choose a domain/subdomain, type the hostname you're pointing to, and save the modification. The new record is going to be fully active within the hour. Using CNAME records permits you to have better control over your domains 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 easily.