Setting up a CNAME record for any of the domain addresses or subdomains you've got in the hosting account will enable you to point it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded domain address will lose all its records - A, MX and so on, and will take the records of the domain name it's being pointed to. In this light, you cannot set up a CNAME record to point your domain name to a third-party provider and maintain a functional email service with the first provider. It is also essential to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words and never a number as it's frequently mistaken for the A record of the domain address being forwarded. One of the primary uses of a CNAME record is to forward a domain address which you own through one provider to the servers of another provider if you have set up a website with the latter. By doing this, the website will appear under your own domain name, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party company.

CNAME Records in Hosting

The Hepsia hosting CP, which we offer with each and every hosting plan, will enable you to create CNAME records for every domain address or subdomain hosted inside the account with several clicks. If you are not sure how to go about it, you should check the video tutorial that is available inside the CP, read the detailed Help article on the subject, or just simply contact us and we will help you 24/7, although it is unlikely that you'll experience any troubles as all it takes to create a new CNAME record is to choose a domain/subdomain, enter the hostname that you're pointing to, and save the modification. The new record is going to be fully active within the hour. Using CNAME records enables you to have better control over your domain names and site content and our system is simple and user-friendly enough to allow people with no previous experience to create such records easily.