Creating a CNAME record for each of the domain names or subdomains that you have within a hosting account will allow you to direct it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded domain address will lose all its records - A, MX etc, and will take the records of the Internet domain it is being directed to. In this light, you simply can't create a CNAME record to point your domain to a third-party provider and retain a working email service with the first provider. Also, it is essential to know that a CNAME record is always a string of words and not a number as it is often mistaken for the A record of the domain name being forwarded. One of the major uses of a CNAME record is to direct a domain which you own through one provider to the servers of another provider when you have created a site with the latter. That way, the site will appear under your own domain, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party provider.

CNAME Records in Shared Web Hosting

Setting up a CNAME record using our Linux shared web hosting is really simple. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel 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 basic steps. You can find a video tutorial in the same section where you can see the process first-hand. This feature offers you many options - if you build a company website on our end, for example, the workers can use their emails with the company domain, not with the address of our mail server. If you wish to create a website using a different provider that offers online web design services, you can easily forward a domain hosted here and use it for the website. Last, but not least, in case you have an online store and you have a billing system for http://your-domain.com and/or an SSL certificate, you'll be able to create a CNAME record for the www subdomain and point it to the main domain name, so all your clients are going to be forwarded to a secure URL.