Setting up a CNAME record for any one of the domain addresses or subdomains that you've got in a hosting account allows you to direct it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded domain name will lose all its records - A, MX etc, and will take the records of the domain name it is being forwarded to. In this light, you can't set up a CNAME record to forward your domain name to a third-party company and retain a functional email service with the first provider. Also, it is very important to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words and never a number because it is generally confused with the A record of the domain being redirected. One of the primary uses of a CNAME record is to point a domain address you own through one provider to the servers of some other provider assuming you have created an Internet site with the latter. By doing this, the Internet site will appear under your own domain, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party provider.
CNAME Records in Website Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which we provide with each and every website hosting plan, will allow you to set up CNAME records for every domain or subdomain hosted inside the account with just a few mouse clicks. If you're not confident how to go about it, you can check out the video tutorial available inside the CP, read the comprehensive Help article on the subject, or simply contact us and we will help you 24/7, even though it is unlikely you'll experience any problems as all it takes to create a new CNAME record is to pick a domain/subdomain, enter the hostname you're pointing 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 user-friendly enough to allow individuals with no previous experience to create such records with ease.