Setting up a CNAME record for each of the domains or subdomains that you've got within a hosting account will allow you to forward it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded domain address will lose all of its records - A, MX and so forth, and will take the records of the Internet domain it is being redirected to. In this light, you simply can't create a CNAME record to forward your domain to a third-party provider and retain a working e-mail service with the first provider. Additionally, it is very important to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words rather than a number as it is commonly wrongly identified as the A record of the domain being redirected. One of the primary uses of a CNAME record is to direct a domain address that you own through one provider to the servers of another company in case you have created a site with the latter. This way, the website will appear under your own domain address, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party provider.
CNAME Records in Website Hosting
Creating a CNAME record using our website hosting is extremely simple. Our in-house built Hepsia CP includes a section devoted to the DNS records of your domain names, so you can create a new CNAME record for any domain or subdomain hosted inside your account in only a few simple steps. You'll find a video tutorial within the same section where you can see the process first-hand. This feature will give you a number of options - if you create a company website on our end, for example, the staff can use their emails with the company domain address, not with the address of our mail server. If you wish to create a website through a different provider that offers online web design services, you can easily forward a domain address hosted here and use it for the website. Last, but not least, in case 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 set up a CNAME record for the www subdomain and forward it to the main domain address, so all your clients are going to be forwarded to a secure URL.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Managing DNS records usually seems to be a tough task to people with less experience, but the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with every Linux semi-dedicated server which we provide, is extremely simple to use. If you would like to set up a CNAME record for any purpose, all that you have to do will be to choose the domain or subdomain that you need, select the type of record, that will be CNAME in this case, then type the value i.e. the domain address or subdomain you are forwarding to. The procedure 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 100 % active and within a couple of hours it will propagate all over the world. If you aren't sure what you have to do, we've prepared an in depth help article and a short video tutorial concerning how to go about creating a CNAME record and they are both situated in that same section of Hepsia. Needless to say, you can also get in touch with us for assistance whenever you want.