Creating a CNAME record for any one of the domains or subdomains that you've got in a hosting account allows you to forward 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 name it's being pointed to. In this light, you simply can't set up a CNAME record to redirect your domain to a third-party company and maintain a functional email service with the first hosting 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 Internet domain being redirected. One of the main uses of a CNAME record is to forward a domain which you own through one company to the servers of another company in case you have set up an Internet site with the latter. In this way, the website will appear under your own domain name, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party provider.
CNAME Records in Website Hosting
Creating a CNAME record through our website hosting is quite easy. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel features a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domain addresses, so you can create a new CNAME record for any domain or subdomain hosted in your account in only a few simple steps. You'll find a video tutorial inside the same section where you can see the process first-hand. This feature provides you with a number of possibilities - if you set up a company site on our end, as an illustration, the workers can use their emails with the company domain address, not with the address of our mail server. If you choose to create a site through a different company which offers online web design services, you can easily redirect a domain hosted here and use it for the website. Last, but not least, if you have an on-line store and you have a billing system for http://your-domain.com and/or an SSL certificate, you'll be able to create a CNAME record for the www subdomain and forward it to the main domain, so all your customers are going to be forwarded to a secure URL.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Managing DNS records usually seems to be a hard task to people with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each and every semi-dedicated server which we provide, is very simple to use. If you want to create a CNAME record for any purpose, all that you will need to do will be to pick the domain name or subdomain you need, select the type of record, that will be CNAME in this case, then type the value i.e. the domain name or subdomain you are forwarding to. The process is quite simple and you can set up the record in the DNS Records section of the CP. Within the hour the new record is going to be fully active and within several hours it's going to propagate worldwide. If you are not sure what you need to do, we have prepared a detailed help article and a short video tutorial concerning how to go about creating a CNAME record and they're both situated in that same section of Hepsia. Needless to say, you can also get in touch with us for assistance at any time.