Creating a CNAME record for any of the domain names or subdomains that you have in a hosting account will enable 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 name it is being directed to. In this light, you can't create a CNAME record to direct your domain name to a third-party company and retain a functional e-mail service with the first hosting company. Also, it is essential to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words and never a number as it's generally mistaken for the A record of the domain being forwarded. One of the main uses of a CNAME record is to forward a domain name that you own through one company to the servers of some other provider assuming you have set up a site with the latter. That way, the website will appear under your own domain, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party company.

CNAME Records in Shared Website Hosting

The Hepsia hosting CP, which we provide with each and every Linux shared website hosting package, will enable you to set up CNAME records for every domain address or subdomain hosted within the account with just a few mouse clicks. If you're not confident how to go about it, you can check the video tutorial that's available within the Control Panel, read the comprehensive Help article on the subject, or you can simply contact us and we will help you 24/7, even though it is not likely that you will experience any problems as all it takes to set up a new CNAME record is to pick a domain/subdomain, input the hostname that you're redirecting to, and save the change. The new record will 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 intuitive enough to allow people who have no previous experience to set up this kind of records with ease.