Setting up a CNAME record for each of the domain addresses or subdomains that you've got in the hosting account will permit you to forward it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded domain name will lose all of 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 forward your domain name to a third-party company and maintain a working email service with the first hosting company. Additionally, it is very important to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words and never a number as it's regularly confused with the A record of the Internet domain being forwarded. One of the primary uses of a CNAME record is to direct a domain name you own through one company to the servers of some other provider if you have set up a website with the latter. That way, the Internet site will appear under your own domain address, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party company.
CNAME Records in Web Hosting
Setting up a CNAME record through our Linux web hosting is very simple. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel has a section dedicated to the DNS records of your domain names, so you can create a new CNAME record for any domain or subdomain hosted within your account in a couple of simple steps. You will find a video tutorial within the same section in which you can see the process first-hand. This feature gives you various possibilities - if you set up a company website on our end, as an illustration, the employees can use their emails with the company domain address, not with the address of our mail server. If you want to create an Internet site through a different company that offers online web design services, you can easily forward a domain name hosted here and use it for the site. 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 set up a CNAME record for the www subdomain and direct it to the main domain name, so all your customers are going to be forwarded to a secure URL.
CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with every single one of our semi-dedicated server accounts, will allow you to create a CNAME record effortlessly. When you want to create a private URL for your emails, to forward a domain name to a subdomain inside the account or to forward a domain to another company and use some third-party service which they provide, it will not require more than 3 mouse clicks to create this type of record. All DNS records for the domain addresses and subdomains hosted within the semi-dedicated account are going to be listed in a separate section in the Control Panel, so when you are there, all that you will have to do will be to select the type of the record that you want to set up and the hostname for which you are creating it, and then enter the actual record text. For your benefit, you can see a short video inside the CP concerning how to set up a CNAME record or you can follow the instructions in the help article, that's available in the DNS records section.